Loralei Zimbauer


Academic Advisor


Bachelor of Arts- Organizational Communication and Religious Studies double major
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Master of Art in Servant Leadership
Viterbo University


Loralei began her work in higher education in 2019 as a Front Desk Manager in the Office of Admissions and Recruitment at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Her goal in admissions was to help encourage students to attend higher education and know that they are capable of achieving success, and eventually moved into an admissions counselor role in 2021. She moved to San Jose, CA in 2022 to continue working in an admissions advisor role at the University of Silicon Valley, but ultimately wanted to get more into an advising and retention role to help students feel supported as they transition to campus. This brought her to joining the Humanities and Arts Student Success Center.
Loralei believes that her purpose is to be who she needed when she was starting college. As a first-generation college student, she understands how starting college can be a bit intimidating, but she wants to make sure that the students that cross her path are comforted in knowing that they do belong here and that they will be successful. She believes that higher education is a powerful tool and wants to be the inspiration to students as they navigate what their college career will look like. One of her top goals is to be an active listener when talking with students, and fully understand them, making sure that when they walk away, they feel ready for what is ahead of them.
In Loralei’s free time she enjoys exploring the area/traveling, hiking, cooking/baking, reading a good book, creating content for her blog and doing anything and everything outside. Since she is from Wisconsin she IS a Packers fan, so you can catch her watching packer games in the Fall.
If you ever need anything from me NEVER hesitate to reach out via phone, email or by stopping by the office! I love to hear how students are doing- so never feel like you are bothering me.