Raquel Ríos is a learning designer, coach and author. She helps individuals and groups integrate contemplative practice and social awareness techniques to reduce stress, promote change and healing. She holds a PhD in Educational Leadership, an MS in Elementary Education and a BS in Secondary Education. She is certified in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Human Subjects Research for Social and Behavioral Faculty and Leadership & Management of Humanitarian Action. She started her career as a language teacher.