Raymond is a Millennial who has earned a bachelor's degree in Organizational Communication (2008) and master's degree in Spiritual Formation (2011) from George Fox University. He also completed a Diversity and Inclusion Certificate (2019) from Cornell University. Raymond currently works as a Program Specialist for Multnomah County Department of Human Services (Portland, Oregon) and AFSCME Local 88 Vice President for a union of 3,387 workers in his hometown. Raymond strives to offer hope when it is lost. He holds an unwavering belief in the need to value and elevate the marginalized and disenfranchised. Those who have been overlooked can count on finding Raymond in their corner.