Raquel Gonzalez

Raquel Gonzalez

Development Manager
Los Angeles Office


Why I Do What I Do:

“No estudio para saber mas si no para ignorar menos”

Alma Mater(s): Los Angeles Southwest Community College & Cal State University Los Angeles

Your role in one sentence: My job is to assist Jackie and Stacey with anything they need, as well as being a helping hand to others in the office.

When I am not at work helping students get to and succeed in college I am…spending time with my family

If not higher education then what cause? Health care accessibility

Formal Bio:

Raquel Gonzalez is a first-generation graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from California State University Los Angeles. Raquel joined the Campaign for College Opportunity in 2017 while completing her studies.

As the Manager of Development, she supports the executive team and the VP of Development and administration in achieving fundraising goals, maintaining knowledge of grants, writing and developing grant proposals, and serving as a contact between the organization and funders.

Raquel’s passion for education comes from her own experience as the first in her family to earn a degree and her journey in higher education. Before the Campaign, Raquel worked at Los Angeles Southwest Community College as a Career Guidance Counselor Assistant. She mentored high school students and assisted them with college applications and scholarships.  During her undergraduate career, she also worked for the Los Angeles Writing Project as a teacher’s assistant. She was tasked with creating lesson plans and supporting teachers and students during class hours.

Raquel will earn her master’s degree in Education in May 2023 from CSULA. Her goal is to earn a Doctoral degree. She looks forward to continuing working with students and partners to ensure more students have the opportunity to earn a post-secondary degree.