Raquel Candelaria

Education: B.S., Northwood University; Associates in Business Administration, I.C.P.R. Junior College

Raquel Candelaria joined Potestivo & Associates in January 2018. She will serve as the newest Office Manager, located in the firm’s Chicago office. Raquel brings over 20 years of experience to her new position, with previous industry-related roles ranging from office management, executive assistant, human resources, office administration, and accounting.

She earned her Business Administration at I.C.P.R. Junior College in Puerto Rico in 1988. Raquel then went on to complete her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a dual major in Management and Marketing at Northwood University in 2000. One of her biggest accomplishments to date was when she worked full-time during the day, attended school full-time at night, while also working part-time on the weekends in order to complete her bachelor degree debt free.

Raquel is an active member of her local community. On the weekends she volunteers her time as a Registered Medical Assistant in geriatrics. Her tasks allow her to help and foster the elderly with their daily medical needs. She also enjoys teaching salsa dancing, and finds it to be a great way to exercise while also being a wonderful stress reliever.