Raven L. Veal, PhD is a Strategic Design Lead for Citi Ventures Studio, advancing economic mobility and community health through the design of equity-centered ventures.
Prior to joining Citi, Raven was a Design Researcher at IBM, where she led and conducted research to produce evidence-based design insights for clinical development solutions. During her time at the company, she launched the Watson Health Design Justice Initiative, a grassroots effort dedicated to addressing racial health disparities through digital technologies. She also contributed to the IBM Racial Equity in Design Initiative, leading the development and publication of a leadership guide for design managers.
Raven is a Southwest Angel Network (SWAN) Advisor, supporting angel investors in evaluating healthcare technology companies that apply for funding. She received her Ph.D. in Behavioral Science from The University of Texas Health Science Center, her M.S. in Public Health from Texas A&M Health Science Center, and her B.A. in Psychology from Texas A&M University. She is based in Austin, Texas.