Raya Azmi, 29, was born and raised in the Druez village Isfiya on Mount Carmel. She is finishing her Bachelor degree in government and politics at Hafia University. She works as an anchor for the national Arabic language radio station for an english language music show at Kol Israel (Voice of Israel).
She has been married for eight years to the first Druez to complete the IRONMAN race, which he has done in Israel and Europe. They are expecting their first child any day now.
Raya has been part of the peace camp, Seeds of Peace, where she joined hundreds of teenagers to learn skills for making peace between people.
She has also represented Israel in various overseas delegations.