Raquel began her extensive career in human resources as a consultant at Personnel Decisions International (PDI), an HR consulting company supporting a variety of Fortune 100 companies. At PDI-NY, she assisted in PDI’s international expansion in the UK and Japan and moved to California to help establish PDI’s San Francisco office. Raquel has worked with a number of small or start-up organizations including: Starr technologies, a boutique IS/IT support company; Woosh!, an infrastructure company at the forefront of “cloud” technology; and ModCloth.com. Currently, Raquel is the Senior Director of Human Resources at Ascend Clinical. Raquel supports the Charles Armstrong School, an independent, non-profit, lower and middle day school specializing in teaching students with language-based learning differences.