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Ivan Raya, M.Ed

Business/Administrative Associate



Building & Room:

1527 University Hall


601 S. Morgan St.

Office Phone:

(312) 996-4729


Ivan Raya was born and raised on the far southeast side of Chicago and is the son of Mexican immigrants. He is a first-generation college student graduating from UIC with a Bachelor of Science in Integrated Health Studies and double major in Psychology in 2020. He then sought to continue his education by pursuing a master’s degree. In 2022, he graduated from UIC with a Master of Education in Urban Higher Education. Graduating with a masters has been an accomplishment of a lifetime that his family values dearly. All of this because he is the first in his family to graduate from high school, earn a bachelor’s and now a master’s degree. And now, he is striving to obtain a doctoral degree in higher education administration. During his free time, he enjoys reading, biking, and cooking. He loves to meal prep for the week with new recipes while keeping his Mexican cuisine in mind.