Riley is a high school student at Vaughan Road Academy. She is passionate about her community, Toronto and youth issues. She has demonstrated these passions by leading a girls mentorship program at a local middle school, engaging youth in the City's Participatory Budget process, and being a founding member of The 12: Ward 12 Community Alliance. In March 2016, Riley was awarded the Leading Girls, Building Communities award. In the future she hopes to study urban planning.