Raj graduated from UC Davis with her Masters in Communication in 2011. She earned her BA in Communication and minor in Psychology in 2009 from UC Davis, as well. During her time as a graduate student, Raj was the department representative for the Graduate Student Association on campus. Additionally, Raj was a teaching assistant and summer instructor for CMN1 and CMN3, as well as a reader for upper-division media classes. Raj is interested in media choices and discovering the underlying reasons of why people watch what they do; her thesis was focused on loneliness and parasocial interactions with media characters. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, trying out new restaurants, and curling up with a good book.