Raya Abdelaal is a Palestanian refugee who was raised in the Middle East until she came to the United States at 8 years old. As a Palestanian in America, she attended protests and actions targeted at bringing justice to Palestanian folks. Raya graduated from Temple University with a BA in Journalism. Raya joined Make The Road in 2017 as a volunteer before coming on as the Operations Manager in 2018. Raya is very passionate about immigrant rights, women’s rights and racial justice. She loves the relationships she gets to build with our team, members, and community; she is constantly striving to fulfill the organization's vision of building a place where there is justice and dignity for all.