Raquel has worked and volunteered in the non-profit sector for 8 years. Raquel spent the last 4 years in the non-profit sector as a Program Manager specializing in federal, foundation, and state-based grants and programs. Over the span of 8 years, Raquel has worked amongst several communities including veterans, individuals living with HIV/AIDS, families, LGBTQIA, birthing persons, underemployed, unemployed, youth, unhoused, and survivors of crime.
Raquel has a Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W) degree and a Master of Social Work (M.S.W) degree with a concentration in community partnerships from Georgia State University.
Raquel was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia as a 4th generation Atlanta native. Raquel has served in the US Army Reserves for 10 years. She is currently a Chemical Engineer Non-commission officer in the reserves. Raquel considers herself a lifelong change agent and solution-focused to dismantle inequities and disparities amongst the people. You can find Raquel collecting random purple items outside of work and being a health and wellness enthusiast.