Raya is a passionate, determined young woman from Nablus, Palestine. Early in her life, she realized her profound love for photography, TV, and radio, and thus she majored in Media and graduated from An-Najah National University. Raya had worked as a sports journalist and media officer at the Football Federation. Her dedication opened the door for her two years later to become apart of the Palestinian Scouts Association where she was in charge of public relations and media. Raya is a committed volunteer and an active board member of youth empowerment organizations such as Zimam, and CYEE, a Palestinian charity for youth economic empowerment.