Virginia Solis Zuiker, Ph.D., AFC is an associate professor in the Department of Family Social Science at the University of Minnesota. Zuiker's research focuses on the economic well-being of families with particular interest in Hispanic family life, self-employment, family-owned businesses, and college students' money management practices. She received her B.S. from the University of North Texas, M.S. from Texas Tech University, and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. She served three years on the Board of Directors for the Association of Financial Counseling and Planning Education.