Raised in Los Angeles, Riley is a senior in the School of Public & International Affairs. He has served in the White House and worked in the critical minerals, private equity, and shipbuilding industries. Through years of study and international experiences, including two years of volunteer service for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Denmark, Riley has developed expertise in Arctic affairs and transatlantic security. His research has highlighted colonialism in Greenland, Nordic NATO expansion, and Arctic security. He is President of Princeton Men's Rugby, fluent in Danish, and a profoundly average cross-stitcher.