Originally from Massachusetts, Ray grew up largely in Illinois and attended Macalester College in Minnesota, where she studied Linguistics and Psychology, focusing on language comprehension and communication. She moved to Madison in 2015 and has held a variety of jobs since, from lab manager to bartender to customer care representative. Across the board, Ray has specialized in communication, organization, design, and usability. On the side, Ray is also a dance instructor, and illustrator for I/O Arcade Bar. In her free time, she's a TV and movie buff, and enjoys drawing, watercolor painting, dancing, comics, and trying to figure out just what it is her cat actually wants.