The Cardinal

If one had to describe Emily Sophia Riley Gomez in a few words, they would have a difficult challenge on their hands. Those who know her personally would agree that one word isn’t enough, seeing that her own name wouldn’t even be able to accomplish that task. One thing that is for certain about her is that she lives her life to the fullest. As an avid traveler, an environmentalist, and an optimist, Riley Gomez is a girl of many interests. 

Riley Gomez’s adoration for experiencing the beauty of life has taken her all over the globe. Visiting about 13 countries by the age of 17 is no small feat, and it has shaped her philosophy on life, too. 

“You can’t experience all that life has to offer in one location,” she explained. Although she was born in Brazil, she has grown up in several countries and cities. She identifies as a citizen of the world rather than a resident of Canfield.

Despite her various stays in multiple areas, she does not forget her roots. Her adoration for travel, music, and nature come from her appreciation for her family and home country, and her life of globetrotting has shaped her into a person who celebrates and respects the world around her. 

As for Riley Gomez’s plans after high school, she is determined to live out her passions far away from Canfield. Her goal is to relocate to Florida and work on environmental conservation. 

“I want to work near the beach, and I just want to do something that I like,” she said. “There’s so many people out there, there are so many people to meet, and there are so many things to do and experience, you just can’t do it all in one place.”  

Emily Sophia Riley Gomez, Senior Contributor

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