Prior to Capalino, Raydel served as Program Coordinator at New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) which provides therapy for sexually abused children. He assisted with data management and program logistics. He was previously the intake coordinator at New York Center for Children, a non-profit organization which provides Trauma Therapy to sexually abused children, where he helped with grant writing and data management.
During his years at Rutgers University, Raydel was the Assistant to the Director of Lives in Translation, a pilot program that provides translation services to non-profits in the community through the recruitment, training, and placing of bilingual students within these organizations. He helped create a bilingual student database of Rutgers Newark, an internship that placed students within organizations for a semester, and implemented a weekly workshop to prepare the students entering the internship with basic skills in interpreting. During his last year of school he became the Interim Director of the program, which has had great success within Newark and beyond.
Raydel received his Bachelors of Spanish in Latin American Literature and Minor in Film Studies from Rutgers University in Newark and received his Associates in Applied Sciences from Hudson Community College. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa Society and the National Hispanic Honor Society: Sigma Delta Pi.
A native of Cuba, Raydel came to the US when he was 12. He’s a huge film buff, particularly Film Noir, and enjoys cooking and baking. He worked at a bakery for five years and has come very close to perfecting Crème Brûlée, his favorite dessert.