Policy and Government Relations Associate
Raquel Morales (she/her/hers) joins The Education Trust–West as the Policy and Government Relations Associate. As a first-generation student who also used to be undocumented, she understands the importance of educational equity for students of color and students from low-income communities.
Raquel is passionate about working with organizations and non-profits that provide direct services to communities of color. She has worked with organizations that seek to provide services to insecure food households and foster youth. During her undergraduate career, she has also advocated for the accessibility and affordability of the UC with the University of California Student Association (UCSA), first as the Legislative Committee Chair and later as President of the organization. Throughout her tenure with the organization, she focused on increasing transparency around student fee increases, coalition building, and increasing UCSA’s advocacy efforts in Sacramento.
Born in Nicaragua and raised in Sacramento, Raquel holds a dual Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, San Diego, in Ethnic Studies and International Studies.