Born and raised in Amman, Jordan, Raya, was always interested in the world of self expression. Starting off as a fine artist she gradually transitioned into sculptures, mobile art and finally landed in fashion choosing fabric as her medium. After graduating secondary school she moved to Brooklyn, New York to attend Pratt Institute to further her study the field of fashion. After residing in New York for 5 years and working in several fields of the industry, Raya moved back to Amman where she worked on made to measure apparel and assisted the director at Wadi Finan Art Gallery. She now resides in New York consulting for luxury brands and curating at international art fairs with the Gallery.