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Raquel Dailey

“Everyone has their own individual ideas, dreams, passions, motivations, goals, and so being able to address each person as that, regardless of where they’re from or what they’re doing, is very important.”

School of Education

Education, EdD 2020

Associate Director for Inclusion and International Career Development at Davidson College

Raquel‘s Podcast Episode

In this episode, we discuss what sparked Raquel’s interest in international education, how her doctoral research on ways to better support Black and African American students’ study abroad experiences ignited her passion for championing equity and inclusion, and the ways she implements this approach in her current role advocating for international students’ career and professional development at Davidson College.

Learn More About Raquel‘s Story

As a parent, I strive for my children to grow up to be global citizens. By exposing my children to different cultures and languages, I hope to instill in them a sense of curiosity and respect for the world around them. My time traveling, living, and working in different countries has taught me the value of being a global citizen and has enriched my life in countless ways.

I want my children to develop the skills and mindset necessary to navigate an increasingly interconnected world. I hope to pass on my passion for the world and truly believe that exposure to the world, can change the world, and the trajectory of your life.

Education is the foundation of our society and the key to success in today’s world. It provides us with the knowledge and skills we need to navigate the complexities of life and helps us to make informed decisions.

Education is not just about gaining a degree or a diploma, but it is also about opening doors to new opportunities and experiences. One of the most significant benefits of education is that it can lead to increased opportunities. Education has the power to break down barriers and create new paths to success.

It is important to me that I teach this to my children, and also show them the example of hard work, integrity, and creating your own definition of success. I work every day to provide a solid foundation for my family that will serve as a springboard for the next generation.