Raquel Rojas, (she/her) is an educator, muralist, and artist originally from the heart of California’s agricultural industry, Terra Bella. She attended UC Davis for her Bachelors in Art Studio and Political Science where she was mentored by Chicano artist, Malaquias Montoya. Raquel received her Masters in Fine Arts at CalState LA, where she currently is working on her MA in Art History with a focus on Precolumbian Art. She has worked with cultural community organizations and art institutions including: Self Help Graphics & Art, Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer, Mujeres de Maiz, The Art History Society at Cal State LA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Charles White Gallery,  Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles)She hopes to attend a PhD art history program in her future. Raquel is interested and inspired by the way in which VTS creates a safe and inclusive environment in which diverse communities can look, speak, and wonder about art.