Raven Baxter

Executive Director
The Science Haven

Buffalo State University – B.A. and M.A. in Biology

University at Buffalo – Ph.D. in Science Education

Dr. Raven Baxter is a renowned molecular biologist and leader in science education. Popularly known as Dr. Raven the Science Maven, she is credited with progressing perceptions of science by leveraging creative outlets in music, fashion, and popular culture to translate complex science into engaging narratives.
Dr. Baxter aids scientists and scientific organizations in crafting effective and inclusive science communication and brand strategy. As the Executive Director of The Science Haven, she leads powerful initiatives that democratize participation in science.

As a multi-award winning science educator recognized in Forbes 30 Under 30, Fortune 40 Under 40, and EBONY Power 100, Dr. Raven is celebrated for her innovation, inclusivity, and dedication to science education. Her work continues to inspire a global passion for science, truly embodying her mission to make science an exciting and inclusive discipline for all.

Get to know Raven Baxter

What are you most proud of in your work or life?

I am most proud of my journey to discovering myself.

What are your passions and hobbies?

I enjoy taking care of my dog, Carbon. And discovering new methods of self care like dancing.

Do you have a personal motto or other words to live by?

Be your unapologetic self.

Favorite snack food?

It varies, but I have a newfound love for sparkling water. Boring, I know!

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