Raquel is a 22 year old Gemini living in Southern California with her husband. Her debut poetry chapbook “Born to Electrify” is published with Sadie Girl Press. She has served as a board member as head chair of the programming division for the Friends of The Montebello Library. She performs at open-mics at Half-Off Books, The Ugly Mug, The Daily Brew Coffee Bar, and Gatsby Books. She was formerly a member of the Writers Club of Whittier. She is an assistant editor to Cadence Collective: Long Beach Poets. Her poetry has been previously published and can be found in Rattle, Cadence Collective: Long Beach Poets, East Jasmine Review, Kleft Jaw Press, Poetry in Motion, San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, River’s Voice, and Bank-Heavy Press. She was founder and hostess of Moon Pixel open-mic that ran nearly for two years at Half Off Books in Whittier, CA.