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Born in San Francisco, Raven graduated from College of Marin with a Bachelor of Arts in international relations from Connecticut College and a Master of Arts degree in international history from the London School of Economics.
Raven began his career in the offices of Senators Dianne Feinstein, Edward Kennedy, and Robert Byrd, serving in a variety of staff roles. In 2006, Raven became a professional staffer for the United States Senate Committee on Appropriations. He has since served as principal advisor to the Democratic Chairs and Vice-Chairs of the Committee on Appropriations and Subcommittee on Defense on budget matters relating to the Department of Defense and intelligence community.
On Dec. 13, 2021, President Biden nominated Raven to be the next Under Secretary of the Navy and was officially confirmed by the Senate on Apr. 7, 2022.
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