Before joining Nous, Riley obtained a Bachelor of Science (psychobiology) from UCLA. Here, he was an undergraduate research intern in an exercise physiology laboratory; a member of UConsulting, UCLA’s premier consulting organisation, consulting on projects for not-for-profit and private sector clients; a peer learning facilitator for other students in biology, statistics and mathematics; and an All-American student athlete for the UCLA Track and Field Team, competing in the 400m and 800m events at Division 1 level in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Riley was also a Global Clients and Marketing intern at Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC).
Riley is a diehard Brisbane Lions supporter and plays Aussie Rules for the Morningside Panthers. He also loves running, the gym, relaxing on Queensland beaches and watching movies.