Inella Ray
Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation, Coordinator of High School Programs, Postsecondary Success

Inella is a business student by training, but an advocate for social equity by experience. She grew up in West Philadelphia and learned about society’s deepest ills through experience, both directly and vicariously. Inella was and continues to be deeply curious about the world around her. That curiosity led her to Temple University, where she majored in Economics to better understand what factors impede economic opportunity. While at Temple University, Inella served as The Vice President of The National Pan-Hellenic Council, The Chapter President of The Epsilon Delta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, The Elections Commissioner for Temple Student Government, and The President of The Black Law Students Association.

Upon graduation, Inella began her career within the Finance industry, but after spending two years within the industry she realized a growing dissonance between her full-time role and what she continues to be deeply passionate about. Inella left the Finance industry to pursue a higher calling – helping to make society a better place for us all, in other words getting involved in ‘good trouble’.

Inella is deeply committed to solving big social problems with creative solutions, particularly within the education arena. Inella believes that the most powerful way to move the needle on the social scale of justice is to invest in tomorrow’s future, today. Inella believes the greatest equalizer across gender, race, and class is education; which propels her to fight for the universal right to an equitable education for all. Inella works with and on the behalf of an upwards of 200+ high school students across the Greater Philadelphia area to prepare and support them in their postsecondary plans at The Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation. Inella’s favorite part about working with young people is the fact that they constantly redefine what is possible in the world.

In addition to Inella’s full-time role, Inella works part-time for Teach for America on their recruitment team to support the organization’s recruitment efforts in finding our next generation of leaders to fight for educational equity.