Ria is a sister of Alpha Omicron Pi, and she competed with them in their 2014 Step Sing show. She also rows on the Samford crew team and will begin serving as a Resident Assistant in Vail Hall. Ria is very passionate about medicine. During her senior year of high school, she worked as a Student Research Assistant at the University of Chicago to explore the causes of heart failure and how to prevent heart transplant rejection. Ultimately, she aspires to become a pediatrician in rural America to make healthcare more widely available.