Raya Steier

( they/them )

Communications Manager

(415) 543-9444 x216

Raya Steier joined the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area in August 2022 as the Communications Manager. Prior to joining LCCRSF, Raya worked in municipal and state electoral politics, serving as campaign staff to San Francisco Public Defender Mano Raju and California Democratic Party Vice-Chair David Campos. In 2020, Raya helped pass the San Francisco ballot measure Prop I that taxed the wealthy to generate hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue for COVID rent relief & affordable housing. They obtained a Masters in Law from UC Davis School of Law, where they prepared incarcerated individuals for their parole hearings as part of the Prison Law Clinic. Prior to that, Raya completed their bachelor’s degree in Law at O.P. Jindal Global University in India. Raya serves as the Vice-President of the Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club in San Francisco through which they help uplift LGBTQ political candidates committed to racial justice & prison abolition. 

Raya was born and raised in Kolkata, India and moved to the US in 2017. They are fluent in Hindi, Bengali, Urdu & English.

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