Racquel was raised in Brooklyn, New York.
After graduation from Duke she taught high school Chemistry in Atlanta. During this time she founded The Early Bird College Preparatory program and supported freshmen and sophomores in starting their application process early. She matriculated at The University of Rochester where she earned her M.S.E in Biomedical Engineering. After graduating from The University of Rochester, she transitioned into innovative medical device development where she programmed implantable devices for pain management and heart failure.