Rafael holds a Degree in Communication Sciences and Techniques from Universidad del Valle de Atemajac.
Also holds a Master in Human Talent Management, a Specialist degree in Business Management and a Specialist degree in Anthropology and Ethics from the Universidad Panamericana Campus Guadalajara.
He is currently pursuing his doctoral studies in the PhD program in Social Communication by the CEU San Pablo in Madrid, Spain.
Since September 2015, he is Director of the School of Communication of the Universidad Panamericana Campus Guadalajara.
Since January 2006, he has been a professor of the subjects “Public Relations Management”, “Organizational Communication” and “Corporate Identity” of the Bachelor of Communication at the Universidad Panamericana Campus Guadalajara. In addition, he has taught the Corporate Communication course in English to students in advanced and foreign semesters who attend exchange semesters or summers.
Since 2008 he is a consulting partner of the IG Consulting firm. Consultants specialized in Global Competitiveness and Corporate Communication.
From February 2002 to August 2010 he served as Administrator of the Plaza del Sol Shopping Center.
He was a member of the Specialized Section of Commercial Center Administrators of the Chamber of Commerce of Guadalajara, having held the honorary positions of President of the Section during the period 2006 – 2007 and Secretary of the same for the periods 2003 to 2005.
He has been a member of the Association of Public Relations of the West, A.C. (RELAPO), of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), of the Council of Professionals in Communication of the West (CPCO), of the Association of Political Communication (ACOP) Chapter Mexico and of the Academy of Protocol and Public Relations of the West.