Harvard University, Psychology, 2024, EST
"Agents of Change - Co-founder, Supervisory Agent (2015-2020) Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization - Community Organizer (2019-2020)"
Rayo is a first year student at the college studying Psychology with a particular focus on criminal behavior. She is originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota and is very passionate about youth voice and social justice as a whole. She has been very involved in her local and school communities, holding various leadership positions and setting an example for rising teenagers in her neighborhood. In 2015, Rayo co-founded a youth initiative called Agents of Change which evaluated youth programs and connected youth to neighborhood programs through one on one outreach. She has also worked as a youth community organizer for the Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization working to address the needs of and provide resources to the youth of her community. At Harvard, she is part of the Leadership Institute at Harvard College organizing Youth Leadership Conferences for high schoolers around the globe. In her free time, Rayo is the lead singer in a band called Gifted Hands, a group composed entirely of talented youth musicians out of Minneapolis, MN.