Riley was born and raised near Boston, Massachusetts and graduated from Cornell University in 2015 with a Bachelors of Science. He has since taught high school English in Hawaii and Vermont, served with the Peace Corps in Indonesia, photographed for The Saginaw News/MLive.com in and around Saginaw, Michigan, and fought wildfires in the western US.

He is currently an MFA candidate in Creative Nonfiction at Oregon State University. When he's not writing or taking photographs, he can be found running, cooking, backpacking, listening to podcasts, going on road trips, out on the fireline, or dozing with his cat, Mosier.

Riley is available for assignments.

Phone/Signal: +1 (978) 394-8414
Email: rileyzyuan@protonmail.com
Location: Philomath, Oregon

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