Raquel Donoso is a public policy advocate, philanthropic leader, and organizational strategist whose work has focused on education, health, the environment, civic engagement, immigration, and women’s rights. As the daughter of immigrants and a former young, single mother she knows first-hand the systemic barriers that impede opportunity in the United States. That is why she is devoted to achieving equitable results for families in California. Raquel is currently the Director of the Mission Promise Neighborhood (MPN), a $30M Department of Education cradle-to college-to career collective impact initiative led by the Mission Economic Development Agency. Prior to MPN, Raquel was CEO of the Latino Community Foundation, where she led the organization through its largest growth period and launched innovative grant making programs. Raquel has also worked on state policy issues, spearheading campaigns on health access, environmental health, and education equity. Raquel completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at UCLA.