I would like to introduce you all to Riley Davis, University of Denver freshman, New Mexico native, and dog lover. Growing up in New Mexico, she developed a love for Mexican food, especially her mom’s tasty Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas. Along with her love for Mexican food, she learned to love various outdoor activities like snowboarding. While she hoped to be a professional soccer player after watching the woman’s World Cup when she was five, she had never actually played soccer before. When she did try soccer, she found out that she didn’t like to very much.
In high school, Riley developed her writing skills by taking several challenging writing classes including AP Literature and Composition and AP Language and Literature. During her senior year, she had an especially great English teacher and wrote most of her favorite papers, including one in which she was asked to compare the book Frankenstein to a piece of art.
At DU, Riley participates in both the Social Justice Living and Learning Community and the Pioneer Leadership Program. In the Social Justice LLC, she worked with Urban Peak, a center for homeless youth. She continues to volunteer at Urban Peak for the Pioneer Leadership Program. Her work with Urban Peak was extremely influential in her decision to take the Gender in Homelessness class and continue her education on poverty.