Tricia Zunker serves on the ACLU of Wisconsin Board of Directors as a member of the Executive Committee. In addition, she has taught at California School of Law since 2007, where she also serves as Dean of Faculty. As a longtime educator, she also teaches in the Legal Studies department at University of Maryland and in the Criminal Justice department at Colorado State University-Global Campus.
Ms. Zunker has acted as the Associate Justice of the Ho-Chunk Nation Supreme Court since 2013 and is currently serving her second elected term. She serves as President of the Wausau Board of Education, is founding director of Central Wisconsin Indigenous Peoples' Day Committe, and a member of Ho-Chunk Nation.
She considers herself a defender of the Constitution and passionate about issues related to protection of tribal sovereignty, civil rights, privacy rights and a woman’s reproductive decision-making, LGBTQ+ rights, and other social justice issues.
A first generation college graduate, Zunker holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin as well as a law degree from UCLA. She is a member of Wisconsin Tribal Judges Association, National American Indian Court Judges Association, National Native American Bar Association, Wisconsin Indian Education Association and the State Bar of California.
In her free time, she most enjoys spending time with her eight year old son on travel adventures, trying new foods, or simply relaxing at home in Wausau with their dog, Diesel.