Carol Ray worked for three years training cetaceans at SeaWorld of Florida. She is a co-sponsor of proposed California state bill AB 2140 which seeks to end captive orca performances and captive breeding, and has been active in support of a similar proposed bill in Washington State. She is one of the founders of the advocacy organization Voice of the Orcas, which monitors news and current events related to marine mammals in captivity.
Carol holds a B.A. degree in Psychology from Rollins College and an M.A. degree in Communicative Disorders from the University of Central Florida. A speech-language pathologist, she is the owner/director of three pediatric speech therapy clinics in the Seattle area.