Raquel is an Operations Manager for the Global Climate and Economics Programs for which she provides financial and operational support. She is responsible for managing the finances, reporting, and tracking deliverables for complex multi-year, multi-country grants from governments, multilateral organizations, foundations and others. She works closely with project managers and research leads to guarantee deliverables are met, ensures compliance and provides expertise with WRI’s and donors’ rigorous regulations and policies. Raquel has been at WRI since 2009 and previously worked as a Grants and Finance Manager and as an International Initiatives Coordinator. She was also the WRI contact point for the United Nations Climate Change Conference.

Prior to WRI, Raquel was a program associate at Men’s Health Network. Raquel attended the University of Miami where she obtained a B.A. in International Relations and Psychology as well as a specialization in Foreign Languages.

Raquel is half Brazilian, half Cuban and was born and raised in Brazil. In her free time, Raquel enjoys traveling, fostering dogs and spending quality time with her husband, Owen, their son, Thomas, and their rescue dogs, Luna & Willow.