Born and raised in Albacete, Spain, Ms. Raquel Medina graduated from Castilla - La Mancha University with a Master´s Degree in Humanities in 2004. She has been teaching for over 12 years in elementary and high school in her home country and overseas. Her love for languages and her interest in different cultures started at high school when she joined her first international language course in Ireland, which shortly after would motivate her to work as a leader in several international summer language programs in France and Ireland.
Ms. Medina collaborated with the University of Castilla - La Mancha in 2007 and 2008 with Unidiomas Project elaborating Spanish as a Second Language standardized tests based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages from the Council of Europe. In addition to this, she also collaborated with Southern Methodist University of Dallas and The University of Oregon with Early Learning in Mathematics Research from 2009 to 2011.
Ms. Medina also earned an Educational Specialist degree in Spanish as a Second Language in the University of Barcelona (UB) in 2014. She is currently a member of the AP Spanish program at Doral Academy, where she hopes to create a warm and motivated learning environment and to transmit her passion for languages and cultures to her students.