Raya joined the team at Westgate in January 2017 and is happy to be teaching a variety of courses including grade 9 science and grades 10 and 12 ELA. Her other time at school is spent working with the Junior Student Council, drama productions, and Marsh & Mountain camping trips. Raya completed a BA majoring in Mathematics at Canadian Mennonite University and worked as an Educational Assistant in the Winnipeg School Division before attending the University of Winnipeg, where she earned her Bachelor of Education. Many of Raya's summers have been spent at Camps with Meaning in a variety of roles, and she is an actively involved member of her home congregation, Hope Mennonite Church. When not teaching, Raya can be found attempting to garden, baking Christmas cookies, or enjoying the arts community in Winnipeg.