My name is Riyanna Nicole Williams, and I am a Freshman at The University of Oklahoma. I was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and I graduated from Union High School. I have declared Pre-Nursing Studies, and I am pursuing a Bachelors of Arts in Nursing. I am interested in a career as a Labor and Delievery Nurse. Although I will not be able to minor or major in a language, I will be taking Russian language classes on campus to continue my Russian studies.

I come from a very small family. I have two older sisters, Te’a and Toshiana, and they are also students at the university. My sisters and I have an extremely close bond together, and we are all interested in studying abroad and the international community! Some things that I enjoy are watching movies, t.v. shows, and vlogs, certain outdoors activities such as biking, hiking, swimming, and walking, and just relaxing and having a nice chat; however, I am up to doing anything as long as it’s fun and thrilling! In general, I am just a very laid back and easy-going person!

I am so excited and grateful to be a Global Engagement Fellow, and I cannot wait for all the opportunities to travel abroad, learn about different cultures, understand various global issues, and become more of a global citizen overall. Come along with me on this four-year journey, and maybe you too will become globally engaged!