Hi, My Name is...

Riley Gillette


Hi, I'm from Apopka, FL. It's pretty close to UCF, only about a 40 minute drive. I have lived here my entire life.

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I am majoring in statistics, and plan to minor in actuarial science. Then one day become an actuary.


I decided to join EXCEL because multiple people had encouraged me to do so and it seemed like a very beneficial program for me. I think the extra study hours given during our seminar class will definitely help me succeed my first year because I often have a hard time focusing on schoolwork when I am at home. Also, it just seems like a great way to get connected with people who have similar interests.

Some Facts About Me:

I'm basically a crazy cat lady, I love cats! Also, I love all things Disney. It truly is the happiest place on Earth. Well.. minus the hordes of tourists. Another thing I really enjoy is yoga, I love the practice and it's a great stress reliever. I even work at a yoga studio. In addition, like most people my age, I'm pretty sure I have a Netflix addiction. I often binge watch seasons at a time, but I mean who doesn't. I'm also really into music, I've been to more concerts than I can count. Right now my favorite band is Radiohead, but that pretty much changes on a monthly basis because I can never decide.