Raphael is a second year doctoral student in communication at George Mason University and research assistant in the Center for Climate Change Communication. He is currently working on a NSF grant investigating the role of TV weathercasters as climate educators. His research interests include information dissemination, digital learning, and strategic communication.

Prior to his doctoral work, Raphael worked for the National Archives and Records Administration as an Electronic Records Archivist primarily focusing on the records of the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy. He also served as Broadcast Archivist for the Associated Press, digitizing, organizing and providing reference services for on-air material.

Education:

MLS ('06) Archives & Records Management, University of Maryland, College Park, MD BA ('03) Economics, History, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD