Raquel uses strong organisational, communication and task-oriented skills gained through working as an architect to ensure our office runs efficiently. Following her relocation to the Netherlands from Puerto Rico more than 20 years ago, Raquel worked at SZI Design in Amsterdam as a project architect for an international design firm. This experience working for an international organisation was crucial to Raquel ultimately joining Health Action International (HAI) in 2010 as the Global Secretary. Shortly after joining HAI, she moved to her current role of Secretary where she enjoys working across all projects. Working at HAI has combined her previous expertise with her long-standing interest in health and medicines issues gained through both of her parents being medical practitioners.
Raquel holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is fluent in Spanish, English and Dutch.