Ria Deshmukh recently graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Criminology and Sociology. Ria believes that education should be used to create lasting change. She used her education and passion to help the Blacksburg community by spreading awareness on issues important to her. When she is not helping spread the word of RepresentWomen's impactful work, she enjoys painting, watching movies, and spending time with her loved ones. In the future, she hopes to go to graduate school.