Leading in STEM, innovation, and sustainable development, Raymond is an undergraduate at Harvard University and one of Canada's Top 20 Under 20, with a love of technology and engineering sciences.
Creating interdisciplinary solutions since age 12, Raymond's innovations span fields of aerospace, renewable energy, biomechanics, and environmental management. His patented work with Aircraft Cabin Airflow, and his inventions of the “Weather Harvester”, “Smart Knee Assistant”, and "Sustainable Smart Sanitizer" have garnered accolades like the $75,000 Gordon E. Moore Award of Best In Fair at the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), and are widely featured on mainstream media including NBC, CBC, WSJ, and TED.
In 2016, Raymond was invited by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to a State Dinner celebrating Canada-US Relations on the occasion of US Vice President Joe Biden’s Official Visit. A sought-after thought leader, Raymond regularly engages audiences of 5,000+ people in both industry and public addresses; his most recent TED talk inspired over 1.5 Million views, and has been transcribed in 33+ languages. Raymond has served as Canada’s representative on an international scientific exchange to China, and was a Senior Editor on the International Student Editorial Board (ISEB) of the Canadian Young Scientist Journal (CYSJ).
Believing in the power of communities, Raymond is also the founder of Sustainable Youth Canada, a 500+ member strong Federally-Registered Non-Profit led by high school and university students across 8+ regions in Canada from Vancouver to New Brunswick, empowering 110,000+ youth to lead energy and environmental sustainability initiatives.
In his spare time, Raymond enjoys making music as a Clarinetist, Pianist, Flautist, and French Horn player, and also collaborates in film, technical theatre, and amateur radio.
Raymond aspires to an interdisciplinary career, crossing engineering innovation and business know-how to spark change in the world.