Angel Cartagena

Human Resources Generalist

Angel is a Human Resources Generalist at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), an advanced support position for the center. He provides guidance and advice to Principal Investigators/Faculty, Supervisors, Project Managers, and Staff on a complex set of human resources policies, procedures, and best practices.

This position act as the first point of contact for Academic Staff/University staff payroll and benefits questions. Also, oversee the onboarding processes for all new Academic Staff and University staff at WCER. Angel also provides Hiring and recruitment support, Classification and compensation support, and Leave of Absences Administration support for the HR team. In addition, collaborate with the strategic plan for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) initiatives in the center and promote them.

Originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico (a US Territory), Angel has a professional HR, Finance, and political background. He has worked as a Campaign Manager/Public Relations Strategist and Social Media Consultant for politicians and government officials in Puerto Rico. Angel possesses political science studies from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico (Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico), Metropolitan Campus, with a minor in Public Relations. He also has worked in the non-profit and private sector with organizations like Latino Academy for Workforce Development, Aramark, Healthgrades, and Hy Cite Enterprises in the Madison area.

In his free time, he enjoys traveling, reading, and baking/cooking.

Pronouns: He, Him, His
**Spanish pronunciation: Ahn-hel (Angel) /Kahr-tah-hee-nah (Cartagena)**

Contact Information

angel.cartagena@wisc.edu
Phone: (608) 890-1531
Office: 242Q Ed Sciences

Current Projects

Business Office