Global Health Professional, Consultant, and Doctoral Candidate
Raquel Sanchez is a Global Health practitioner currently working on a Lancet Commission report with Gates Ventures and the University of Washington on evidence-based implementation. She has recently worked with the United Nations on re-aligning human rights strategies for the current environment, and with the Gates Foundation on a global leadership convening for the formation of a future global emergency corps.
Her professional life has been defined by a passion for work that center health disparities efforts, populations afflicted by unjust systems, and mentoring historically excluded individuals. For the past two decades, she has held positions of leadership and service at two top NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC, and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle. After moving to Seattle in 2013 and spending several years as the leader of a collaborative global oncology program in Uganda, she was selected in the first cohort of the University of Washington, Doctor of Global Health Leadership and Practice program and will be obtaining her doctorate in June 2024.
Raquel lends her spare time to serve as Chair of the Board to Education Across Borders, an NGO based in Seattle that raises funds to build homes, latrines, and fund scholarships for communities from her familial roots in the Dominican Republic.