Walter B. Gonzalez Jr.

2017 Distinguished Alumnus

College: Division of Student Affairs

Degree: '96

Walter Gonzalez is a founder and President of GOJA, an online e-commerce company that ships thousands of orders each day to customers all over the world. Prior to GOJA, Mr. Gonzalez was a practicing attorney focused on commercial litigation.

While working as an attorney Mr. Gonzalez dedicated much of his free time to helping children in foster care. His work made an impact, and in 2002, he received the Dade County Bar Association’s Child Advocacy Award for pro-bono representation of children in the foster-care system. In 2003, he also received The John Edward Smith Child Advocacy Award from Lawyers for Children America. Mr. Gonzalez served on the Board of Directors of CHARLEE Homes for Children for four years and also served as Chair-Elect. He founded and was President of the Young Executive Society for CHARLEE. Mr. Gonzalez graduated from the FIU Honors College and The George Washington University Law School.