Joshua Gutzmann

Position title: Senior Class Philanthropy Director


Joshua Gutzmann, senior class philanthropy director at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is pictured on Oct. 4, 2017. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)

A proud transfer student from the University of Pennsylvania, Gutzmann always reminds his fellow Badgers how lucky they are to attend such a well-rounded university. Originally from Wisconsin, Gutzmann has taken full advantage of the things that make UW–Madison special to him—particularly the Wisconsin Idea. Gutzmann is an active member of the Hoofer Sailing Club, the secretary of the Hoofer Outing Club, the treasurer of the Undergraduate Political Theory Association, a Badger Volunteers leader, and an Americorps Achievement Connections volunteer. He has enjoyed professional roles as a house fellow for University Housing, the Community Investment Intern at American Family Insurance, a debriefer for the University of Wisconsin Police Department, as well as multiple roles in government at the State Capitol. Influenced by his parents’ dedication to public service, Gutzmann is passionate about education, community development, poverty analysis, and law. This lead him to major in political science, economics, psychology and sociology. He is particularly interested in pursuing a career in teaching and eventually education policy and administration.