About

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Raatior Ventures is the official website for Vidalino “Vid” Raatior’s various personal, business, and social enterprises all aimed at building organizational capacity, relevance and success for underrepresented migrant populations locally and globally.

  • Educational Consulting Raatior Consulting specializes in educational consulting to schools that serve Micronesians.>visit website
  • Social EnterprisesPacific Focused is a think tank aimed at advancing the success of indigenous peoples particularly Pacific Islanders while educating others about our unique values, beliefs, cultures, and languages.>visit website
  • Web DesignRaatior Design provides web design services to empower non-profit organizations, grassroots community movements, social activists, schools, and small businesses.>visit website
  • Reflections – Raatior Reflections is a collection of Vidʻs random reflections on educational issues that matter to me while I’m on a journey to complete my doctoral degree  (Ed.D) in Professional Educational Practice at the College of Education at University of Hawaii at Manoa. >visit website

Meet Vid Raatior

vid-newVid Raatior is an educator by training and a social entrepreneur by vocation. Originally from the remote Northwest region of Chuuk State in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Vid lives in Santa Cruz, CA and works as the Director of the Science Education & Mentorship in Latino Lives in Academia (SEMILLA) project at Univ. of California Santa Cruz (UCSC). Previously, he served for 5 years directing the Pacific Islander Student Center and coordinating the Students of Hawaiʻi Advanced Research Program (SHARP) and the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) projects at University of Hawaii at Hilo. Prior to that he worked for 10 years at Santa Clara University as Assistant Director for International Programs, Associate Director for the Center for Multicultural Learning, and International Student Advisor. He also served as a teacher and Assistant Director at Xavier High School in Micronesia.  Read more>