Raquel is the youngest of four children raised by her single mother, Norma, in the Philadelphia area. Her siblings include a community activist, a retired Major in the Marine Corps and Scout Master, and a labor and delivery nurse. After falling off track, Raquel went back to school at age 25 and graduated Cum Laude from Albright College with a degree in Business and Marketing. She moved to the Pittsburgh area with her family and helped her fiancé build his business. After ten years, she started her own venture, which she named AURORA. Raquel enjoys spending time with her family, watching Netflix, going to scary movies, and pursuing adventure activities like skydiving and scuba diving. Her dream is to watch her three daughters earn their degrees and retire on a beach in a rustic log cabin.