A young intellectual and rising entrepreneur, Racquel is an emerging voice amongst Gen-Z who is using her gifts to create an impact. 


A graduate of the Univeristy of California, Berkeley recieving a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a minor in Global Public Health. Racquel’s multiple talents position her to be a leader who is destined to make the world a better place for all. 


A noted speaker and ambassador, she has participated in social justice initiatives across the country standing up for racial & gender equity, climate change, and fair access to education, healthcare and technology. She has had the honor of speaking at some of the world’s top Fortune 500 companies, including Microsoft, Intel, Hewett-Packard, and more. 


Upon completion of her undergraduate studies, one of Racquel’s ultimate goals is to pursue her doctoral degree and earn her PsyD in Clinical Psychology and a Masters in Public Health. She plans on launching a network of clinics around the world that are focused on providing mental health resources and education to BIPOC and low-income communities. 


In addition to being ambitious about her future pursuits, Racquel currently shines in the ring, on-screen and the runway. She presently trains in mixed martial arts, specifically Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai and boxing. One of her most prized accomplishments is leveling up and earning a Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and winning Double Gold in her BJJ World League Tournament in September 2022. 


Having appeared on the small screen in millions of households, Racquel enjoys acting as well — having starred in principal roles for several television commercials. 


A former pageant queen, Racquel was crowned Miss Teen Oakland in 2018, blowing the judges away. She has modeled for various brands and has appeared on catwalks for fashion designers such as Stella Li. 


When she’s not taking over the world, she enjoys studying Spanish, Chinese and Russian, coding, traveling, trying new cuisines and spending time with loved ones. 


Awards & Merits


  • Global Public Health Summer Scholar (2022-2023)

  • Undergraduate Research Apprentice & LEAP Fellow (2022-2023)  

  • UCSF Undergraduate Research Intern (2021)

  • UC Berkeley Honors Scholarship Recipient (2019-2023)

  • UCSF Standardized Patient Clinician Certificate (2019)

  • Oakland Promise Scholar (2019-2023)

  • Krishnan-Shah Family Scholar (2019-2023)

  • Crowned Miss Teen Oakland (2018)

  • HEAL Intern at Highland Hospital (2018)

  • Oakland Fire Department Internship Certificate (2018)