Born in Kentucky and raised in Tahiti, RAVA now lives and works in Hawaiʻi.
Before settling on Oʻahu, she lived in France for eight years and attended Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts. A polyglot, she spent a year in China and worked as a dive master in Costa Rica.
After graduating from the University of Hawaiʻi with a degree in economics, she found her passion in wearable arts. The natural beauty surrounding her during her childhood in Moʻorea, French Polynesia is her biggest inspiration along with working with unconventional materials.
She worked for Vera Wang, where she partook in creating some of the world's most beautiful wedding gowns. Her designs have since been featured in British Vogue.
She is now furthering her education at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City.
You can contact her at RavaRay@gmail.com