Raatior Ventures is the official website for Vid Raatior. It combines his passion in education, technology, and social enterprises. While Vid lives in Hawaii, his roots are in the Pacific island nation of Micronesia. His passion is in using web technology to advance social good in his home country of Micronesia and to empower non-profit organizations.
Meet Vid Raatior
Vidalino Staley Raatior (formerly Vidalino Jones) was born and raised in the outer islands of Pattiw and Namonweito in Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia. He is from the Pwaraka and Alengeitaw clans of Tamatam and Onoun, but his family moved to Houk where he now calls home.
Vid is a product of public schools in Chuuk, undergraduate studies in Guam, and graduate studies in philosophy, theology, and education in the United States. Vid attended Houk Elementary School, Weipat Junior High School, and Chuuk High School. He graduated with a Bachelors Degree in communications from the University of Guam where he also served as Vice President of the FSM Student Organization and President of the Remetaw Student Organization. He went on to graduate studies in philosophy at Fordham University in New York City, theology studies at the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, California, and educational administration at the University of San Francisco.
Vid has served in a number of educational leadership roles including as a classroom teacher and Assistant Director at Xavier High School, director of the Higher Achievement Program (HAP) in Pohnpei, trainer for the Close Up Foundation, cultural education specialist for the Compact Impact Office out of the Governor’s Office in Guam, and Associate Director of the Campus Ministry Center serving the students at University of Guam and the Guam Community College as well as the Micronesian migrant community in Guam. In the U.S., Vid has held positions in educational, cultural, and international initiatives including as program coordinator for Youth Together at the Arts, Research, and Curriculum, Inc. in Oakland, California, Associate Director of the Center for Multicultural Learning, and Assistant Director of International Programs at Santa Clara University. He is currently the Director of the Pacific Islander Student Center at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.