According to LinkedIn, in 2020, Riley Harrison graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Family and Child Sciences and a minor in Psychology. At FSU, she focused on integrative human development over the lifespan with research in minority achievement. With the onset of the Covid-19 Pandemic, Riley moved to a small remote town in Southeast Alaska, where she managed and developed Chilkoot Indian Association's USDA Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations. Currently, Riley is pursuing a Master of Science in Space Operations at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University while assisting Dr. Andy Aldrin as his Teaching Assistant. She works for Embry Riddle Worldwide College of Arts & Sciences promoting an integrative Higher Education initiative, Humanistic STEM. Additionally, Riley is the Director of Educational Outreach and an inaugural fellow at For All Moonkind: Institute on Space Law & Ethics. Here she focuses her research on Indigenous Space, an emerging field promoting First Nations' access to the space ecosystem. As a member of AIAA and the National Space Society, she encourages ethical inclusivity and diversity in the global space sector.