Riley Cronin joined El Pomar Foundation as a member of the 2023 Fellowship class. As a 1st Year Fellow, Riley serves as a Program Associate for American Council for Young Political Leaders, Awards for Excellence, Communications, and Fellowship Recruiting. She also supports the High Country Region.
Riley is from Zionsville, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis. She graduated from University of Dayton’s School of Business Administration with a Bachelor of Science in International Business Management with a minor in Spanish. During her time at University of Dayton, Riley participated in many extracurricular activities, volunteer programs, and internship experiences. Of note was her work for Flyer Consulting, a student run, pro-bono, non-profit consulting firm. Working her way up from Intern to Project Lead, Riley managed both marketing and business development projects involving social media marketing solutions, integrated donor management systems, feasibility studies, and capital campaigns. She also served on the Christmas on Campus committee, organizing this beloved Flyer tradition and one of the nation’s largest single-day, on-campus, service events. Riley received the Spirit of Community Award for her contributions to the 59 annual Christmas on Campus. Riley also studied abroad in Madrid, Spain for a semester and volunteered for WWOOF Portugal post-graduation. In her free time, Riley enjoys spending time outside, running, going to her favorite coffee shops, and planning new adventures.