Raniya is an oceanographer with work experience in sea turtles and intertidal ecology. She has worked briefly on studying sea turtles in Maharashtra. Additionally, she co-authored a book titled 'Sea Turtles on Stamps and Coins', which highlights the representation of these fascinating creatures in philately and numismatics, while at Mangrove Foundation. Currently, she is a Research Associate at the Coastal Conservation Foundation. She is actively involved in the flagship project of CCF 'Marine Life of Mumbai', which aims to raise awareness about the diverse marine species found in the Mumbai region.