Raquel is an International Economics major at Hillsborough Community College. She joined NSCS in 2015 and has served as Chapter President of HCC’s chapter for the past year. Raquel was also recently appointed as Vice President of the National Leadership Council (NLC). The NLC is an advisory board made up of NSCS members that advises the NSCS national staff and board of directors.
When asked about her favorite NSCS experience, Raquel talked about her first experience at ScholarCon, NSCS’ national conference. “I met a diplomat, learned more about NSCS, and connected with scholars from all over the nation,” she said. “It was a true bonding moment for the students I went with from Hillsborough Community College, and set the tone for our entire term as officers.”
Raquel’s interests include graphic design, technology, and travel, which she has done a lot of! “In total, I have moved twelve times during my twenty years of life,” she said. She has lived in Costa Rica, California, and now Florida. After moving to Tampa, Florida, Raquel joined HCC’s chapter of NSCS, where she “met an amazing group of scholars.”
Congrats Raquel! You’re NSCS’ Scholar of the Week!