Raven Carson is the Development and Governance Associate supporting the External Relations team in executing an ambitious fundraising and governance program. Raven is driven by the belief that creating equitable education systems is a critical step in dismantling systemic barriers to success facing our most underserved youth. Prior to joining Education Forward DC in 2019, Raven worked in the Bay Area teaching K-5 science and middle school summer education. She has also supported global health policy campaigns as a Communications Assistant at the Global Health Advocacy Incubator, a non-profit pushing for better public health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries. Raven earned a BA in Sociology from Brown University. Originally from Oakland, California, Raven currently lives in the Columbia Heights neighborhood and enjoys learning to box and watching bizarre documentaries during her free time.