Raul received his B.A. at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor where he studied Sociology and Latino/a Studies. Afterwards he studied at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education where he obtained his Ed.M. and Massachusetts license to teach high school social sciences. Through the support and mentorship of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund Grant, which he received at U. of M., he remains committed to teaching in the urban public schools of Boston. Raul has taught Writing and Humanities at the Boston Arts Academy since the fall of 2001.