Ray Gdula is from Syracuse, New York. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from SUNY Geneseo in 2018 with a B.A. in International Relations and a minor in Philosophy. Ray studied abroad in Ghana, where she conducted primary research on gender and economic development. She wrote her honors thesis on the impact of balance of power politics and sectarian media discourse on the policies of the U.S., Saudi Arabia, and Iran on the Yemeni Civil War. At CLS, Ray is involved in Law Revue, OutLaws, and SPIN. She enjoys making ice cream and playing Dungeons & Dragons in her free time.