Rhianna grew up on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, before moving to Kingston to attend university at Queen's where she is now a fourth year Political Studies major and Global Development minor. Her core research interest in transnational environmental crime through which she is currently pursuing an undergraduate thesis. Other research interests of hers include international environmental policy, the role of the state in illicit financial flows, wildlife smuggling, crime syndicate mechanisms, and policy surrounding the Arctic and Antarctic natural resources. Rhianna has been working with the IIGR since Summer 2019 through which she has worked on projects related to money laundering, terrorist financing, and trans-Atlantic defence.
When Rhianna is not working or studying, she spends her time acting as Co-Editor-in-Chief for Politicus Undergraduate journal, working with Greenovation's, enjoying nature through hiking and paddle-boarding, working on her painting, and trying to maintain house plants."