Raquel Watts is a candidate for Seat 7 on the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) Board of Trustees. She wants to promote multicultural availability of educational programs, from trade certification to advanced degrees.
She grew up in Los Angeles and attended USC, where she served underrepresented students with activity in Troy Camp (a summer camp for underprivileged elementary-school students in Idyllwild) and on the Student Committee on Admissions and Recruitment. She also has degrees in Biblical Counseling from Friend’s University in Merced, and attended the University of LaVerne School of Law. She works for Mitchell Law Corporation as a Senior Legal Hearing Representative on Workers Compensation cases. She is also a volunteer for the Crenshaw Christian Center at the Faithdome.
Raquel has a passion for helping underserved and underrepresented people. She wants to open doors of opportunity for them, and to help them search for positive responses in their lives and careers. She hopes to win election to the LACCD Board, running as a slate with Charné Tunson, Sylvia Brooks Griffin, and Dr Nichét James-Gray. The election is on Tuesday, Nov 3.