Raven is a Ph.D. student in the Committee on Genetics, Genomics, and Systems Biology at The University of Chicago. She received a B.A. in Biological Sciences at Northwestern University. After graduation, she participated in the NIH Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program at The University of Chicago. Raven is studying the role of CUX1 protein in the DNA damage response. She was supported by the Genetics and Regulation NIH/NIGMS T32GM007197 (2020-2021) and the Genetic Mechanisms and Evolution NIH/NIGMS T32GM139782 (2021-2022). Raven received the American Society of Hematology Minority Hematology Graduate Award in 2022.