Who better to work in Admission than a former student? That kind of first-hand experience is tough to beat, but it is only one of the many qualifications that alumna Rayven Vinson, Class of 2010, brings to the Oldfields community! We are thrilled to welcome her back to campus as an Admission Counselor bringing her knowledge and expertise to prospective families. Rayven shares that she has always known that she wanted to come back to work at OS so that she can be a positive force and mentor to the students as many faculty members were for her when she attended the School. Rayven has jumped right in getting to know our students as she leads the Student Ambassador program.
After graduating from Oldfields, Rayven went on to earn bachelor's of arts degrees in International Relations and Spanish from the University of Southern California and a master's degree in International Political Economy from King's College London. While Rayven has most recently worked in public policy, including in the United States Senate and a DC-based policy institute, she started her career working in student affairs at USC.
Between welcoming new students to campus during orientation and supporting them throughout their academic careers, Rayven believes in offering a holistic, supportive, and enthusiastic environment for prospective families and current students. Rayven has stayed actively involved with Oldfields since graduating, including serving on the Board of Trustees where she was a powerful advocate for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice. She will continue to use her expertise in her new role as we work to make every student feel welcome and accepted on our campus.
When Rayven is not working, she enjoys watching 1930s-1960s horror and suspense films and hanging out with her dog, Sinatra. She also plays lacrosse, a passion that began at Oldfields, and she looks forward to coaching the OS lacrosse team.