Riley joined the rowing team in the fall of 2023 as a sophomore with no prior experience in rowing, but lots of talent that carries over from dancing! With a total of 16 years of experience so far, she has become a leader in many ways. Riley was on the elite company for a competitive dance studio, was a founder of her high school's dance club, and danced in a classical ballet company after school. Her high school was a performing arts school, where she was able to take dance classes during the school day and eventually become a teaching assistant during her senior year. At UC, she studies aerospace engineering and is a member of the UC Dance to Enhance club in addition to her rowing. Riley hopes to carry over her competitive dance skills into the world of rowing while with UCRC!