Raquel Ríos is a learning designer and author. She helps individuals and groups integrate contemplative practice and social awareness techniques to reduce stress, promote change and healing. In the past, Raquel traveled extensively coaching and training teachers and administrators on topics related to whole school transformation. 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 teacher.