Raquel Arrechea grew up in West New York, NJ. At age nine she wrote her first story The Bird That Couldn't Fly. Raquel is a CPA and the Executive Director for the Individual Tax Practice at a nationwide CPA firm. She graduated from New York University from which she earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and holds both a Master of Science in Taxation and Certificate of Completion in Financial Planning from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
In recognition of her business achievements, Raquel was named to the Fairleigh Dickinson University Silberman College of Business' '50 Under 50 List' of top alumni business leaders under the age of 50. She is also the recipient of the National Association of Cuban American Women's prestigious Elena Medero Award.
Raquel has been a long-time board member of the International Women's Writing Guild and gives back to the community through her contributions as an animal advocate and her volunteerism for the Colonel Potter Cairn Terrier Rescue Group.