In 2007, Raven founded Transition US, a nonprofit that inspires the emergence of resilient communities that can thrive in the face of today’s environmental and social challenges. Previously she taught living skills for an international ecovillage education program, ran an organic dairy farm in West Cornwall, and managed the Cornish Ancient Sites Protection Network.
Raven holds a BA in “Culture, Ecology and Sustainable Community” from New College of California. Her thesis focused on the role of environmental arts in changing culture. She received an MSc from Schumacher College in Devon, UK, where her postgraduate thesis “Ecological Education: Restoring the Ground of Learning” involved the research, design and development of a center for regenerative education.
A Permaculture designer and educator for nearly 20 years, Raven is also a graduate of the Regenerative Design and Nature Awareness program, the Kamana Naturalist Training, and the California Naturalist Training program. She is a long-standing member of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids. She lives with her young son on occupied Coast Miwok lands, in the Point Reyes National Seashore, Northern California.