Raghda is a Physics PhD candidate at the Australian National University (ANU), working as part of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Dark Matter Particle Physics. She champions the similarities between the arts and sciences, and believes that their interconnectedness should be explored. The merging of art and science occurs in a space of creativity and curiosity, giving way to innovation and new ideas. Artists and scientists have much to learn from one another. Her work is thus inspired by physics concepts she was exposed to in her studies.
Her passion for both art and science saw her completing a dual degree of B Advanced Science (Honours)/ B Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), where she majored in physics and painting. In 2020 she completed an Honours in Theoretical Atomic Physics and earned a First Class Honours for her thesis and performance in coursework. She aims to continue exploring the relationships between art and physics, and how physics can inform the way an artist works and how they perceive the world.
She is also passionate about advocating for the status of women and minorities in STEMM, particularly in physics, and has thus been involved with various committees and groups at the university level which target this.