As the Support Services Coordinator, Raquel assists the Assistant Director of Technical Assistance and the Associate Director of Policy in coordination of the College of Direct Support (CDS) and College of Employment Services (CES) supports activities around the Home and Community-Based Services Final Rule (HCBS) and other work surrounding disability-related policies. Prior to coming to joining the Institute, Raquel provided direct Community Based supports and Supports Coordination service to persons with intellectual disabilities. She holds a bachelor's degree in social work from Temple University and is currently finishing her master's degree at Temple University.