Raquel Flores was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador and immigrated to the United States at the age of seven. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Latin American Studies and completed an internship in Washington, D.C. working with a non-governmental organization which incorporated religion as part of the solution to resolve identity-based conflicts. This internship piqued an interest to learn more about how governments interact with religious groups, what impact religious groups can have in their communities, and how the law affects the ability to practice religions in different countries. Raquel worked as an extern at Baker & McKenzie in Argentina. She was a member of the Center’s 2015-2016 Student Management Board, and will serve again on the board for 2016-2017.