Steering Committee

Riley Balikian
Co-Records Secretary


Riley currently works as a geophysicist at the Illinois State Geological Survey in Central Illinois. He recently graduated with a master's degree studying sustainable community development and water resource management at the University of Wisconsin, after earning his undergraduate degrees in Geophysics and Biblical and Theological Studies, and a certificate in Human Needs and Global Resources (HNGR) at Wheaton College (IL). Riley grew up in Ohio, Michigan, Texas, and San Diego, where his family currently lives. Riley enjoys playing basketball and working on/riding his bicycle--he is still riding the same bike he got for his tenth birthday! (Though with some modifications). He picked up volleyball in high school and has recently been learning how to grow plants without all of them dying.