Raquel Ríos, Ph.D. is a learning designer, teacher and author. She helps individuals and groups integrate mindfulness meditation and social awareness techniques into their daily life and professional practice to reduce stress and anxiety, manage change, promote health and well-being. In the past, Raquel traveled extensively coaching and training educators on topics related to school transformation, coaching and mentoring, language and literacy. She holds a PhD in Educational Leadership, an MS in Elementary Education and a BS in Secondary Education. She is certified in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Human Subjects Research for Social and Behavioral Faculty and Leadership & Management of Humanitarian Action. She started her career as a foreign language teacher.