Racquel Wilson grew up in the beautiful Caribbean island of St Vincent and the Grenadines. As an adolescent she was involved with community groups, including the Girl Guides Association. These organisations helped her grow as an individual and develop leadership skills.
At 17, Racquel left St Vincent to attend the City University of New York (CUNY), Brooklyn College, to pursue a Bachelors of Science in Biology.
As an undergraduate, she worked for the college's division of student affairs, joined Gamma Beta Delta Sorority Incorporated and the Inter-Greek Council. She also volunteered to help those with mental disabilities and the homeless, and to raise awareness of issues around multiple sclerosis, domestic violence and AIDS.
After graduating from Brooklyn College, Raquel entered Medical School at the Trinity School of Medicine, where she graduated in 2015.
She became a member of the CARICOM Youth Ambassadors St Vincent and the Grenadines Committee. She also volunteered, in her summer breaks, as a facilitator at children’s summer programmes to promote health.
Racquel believes that everyone should have access to equitable and quality health care and that all children should have access to education. She also believes in gender equality and women empowerment. She is a travel enthusiast and loves learning about different cultures while sharing her rich Caribbean culture.