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Raquel Braemer

Supervising Director
Hometown: Yardley, PA

Pronouns : she / her / hers

Raquel has always felt drawn to public service and charity and spent almost a decade at a free dental clinic, first as the Director of Institutional Advancement before being promoted to Executive Director. She has experience working with nonprofits in public health, education, and libraries. As a Supervising Director at Elevate, she ensures the staff’s alignment to company goals, priorities, and expectations for client services.

Raquel is a long-time volunteer with her local Tots for Tots campaign, donating her time as its social media presence coordinator. Raquel earned an MS in Library & Information Science at Drexel University and a BA in Political Science at East Stroudsburg University.

When unplugging from helping to save the world, Raquel enjoys trying local coffee brewers and shops, walking along the canal towpath with her boyfriend and rescued black lab with a cold brew coffee, and renovating her late 1800’s historic home.

What is your hidden talent?

I am a master of planning and organization! I plan vacations with friends and family, as well as our home renovations and everything else. If I can make it into a well-organized list, I do.

What punctuation mark would you be and why?

I would have to say the sophisticated semicolon. Probably the most underused punctuation mark, the (proper) use of a semicolon shows a true understanding of grammar.

What is your grammatical pet peeve?

Overuse of commas! I've always been the one proofreading colleagues' and friends' work. In fact, I was called the "comma queen" in college.

What is your favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon?

Sundays are for staying home! Sundays mean football and tv series binging while doing chores and preparing for the week ahead. And, with the addition of a new puppy to the family, I expect that there will also be lots of walks through our little town as well.

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