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Headshot of Riley leaning on Rotunda column

Class Year: 2024

Major: Sociology, minor in Women, Gender, & Sexuality 

Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA

Program: Legal Clinic

1. What brought you to the Women's Center?

The University of Virginia has a massive impact on the Charlottesville community, and I saw the Legal Clinic as an opportunity to combine my interest in law and my passion for social change to give back.

2. What is your favorite memory of UVA so far?

Dancing and yelling 2010's pop hits with my friends at Lighting of The Lawn

3. Who is a woman that inspires you?

Chappell Roan, she's an up and coming pop star and she is 100% unapologetically herself. She's not afraid to push boundaries, whether those be related to sexuality, gender, or musical genre.

4. What is one thing you do after a stressful day?

Cook (my favorite procrastination technique)

5. How does your work at the Women's Center motivate you?

As someone who sees myself pursuing a career in counseling, my role reminds me of my love for interpersonal connection. I am always so honored to serve a supportive role to Charlottesville community members who are in need of legal support.

6. What is a podcast/TV show/book, etc. that's grabbed your attention recently?

I'll never stop recommending Binchtopia to anyone who asks!