Raymond Coderre is a 2004 graduate of Green Mountain College, where he received a BFA in writing (magna cum laude) and served as the inaugural chair of the student assembly. During his last semester in residence at GMC, Ray served as an intern for the presidential campaign of former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean before transitioning to full-time campaign work after graduation. He subsequently worked for the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. In 2005 he accepted a position in academic administration at Harvard University, where he has remained for the last eight years. Currently he serves as the assistant dean for faculty affairs in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS). Prior to his role as dean, Ray directed faculty and academic affairs for Harvard’s first cross-school department encompassing 20 stem cell labs with nearly 200 researchers across the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard-affiliated hospitals. In his current position, Ray works with the faculty and administrative leadership of the FAS to oversee strategic and academic planning activities and faculty development. Ray received his A.L.M. in government from Harvard in 2012 and is currently pursuing doctoral study in higher education administration.