Raquel is a Partner in Guidehouse’s US State and Local Government Advisory Practice and leads the Community Building and Investment team. She has 20 years of experience working for and with government agencies to improve their operations and implement strategies and recommendations to fulfill their missions. Raquel works with clients around the country to design and implement federally funding projects. She works to ensure clients are maximizing their federal dollars and developing strategies to meet the unique needs of their constituents. Raquel supports state and local governments with project development, financial management and tracking, monitoring and compliance and closeout. Prior to joining Guidehouse, Raquel worked for more than nine years for the City of New York.