Ray grew up on Long Island New York and graduated from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 2015. Immediately after graduation, Ray worked at KPMG in their Global Mobility Services department. In 2017 he decided to join the Peace Corps and served in Nicaragua promoting entrepreneurship education, an initiative promoted by the Nicaraguan government. At CLAS, Ray hopes to marry all of these experiences and focus on equitable economic development opportunities, eventually being able to assist business and investors in the ever evolving Latin American political and economic landscape.
Concentration: Political Economy and International Business Diplomacy Research Area- Substantive: U.S. foreign policy in Latin America, Trade Research Area- Geographic: South America