Raquel Salvatella de Prada is an artist and associate professor of the practice of visual arts at Duke University. She integrates experimental video and animation with different traditional art forms, often by collaborating with artists of diverse backgrounds such as printmaking, installation art and performance. Her recent works focus on social and environmental issues. She finds that the combination of digital and physical visual media allows her to reach audiences at an abstract, artistic, and atmospheric level, thereby engaging them with topics to which they might not otherwise open their minds. Her work has been featured at art exhibitions, film festivals and on stages across the country and internationally