The Morocco Foundation has the pleasure to announce the creation of the Morocco Foundation Honorary Board. We are honored to welcome Her Excellency:
Nancy V. Riley grew up in Brazil, the daughter of an American mother and a Brazilian father. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Stanford University in 1972 and then attended law school at the University of California (Los Angeles). She graduated with a J.D. in 1975 and is a member of the State Bar of California. Mrs. Riley began her professional life as a staff attorney with General Services Administration in Washington, D.C.
Following their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Riley moved first to England, where Mrs. Riley worked in the tax department of Chrysler International S.A., and then to France, where she worked for Peat Marwick Mitchell (now KPMG) for 2 ½ years. When the Rileys returned to the US, Mrs. Riley continued to work for KPMG for the next 20 years as a specialist in the U.S. and state income taxation of Americans living overseas and of foreign nationals entering the U.S.
When her husband was appointed Ambassador to Morocco, and they moved to Rabat, Mrs. Riley became actively involved in many Moroccan charities, including the Children’s Hospital, the Handicapped Center and the Cercle Diplomatique. Mrs. Riley speaks English, Portuguese and French fluently, and is conversant in Spanish, Italian and Finnish. She is currently studying Arabic. She has traveled to over 90 countries.
Ambassador and Mrs. Riley have two daughters, Aili and Julia. Aili, who graduated from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Journalism, is currently a journalist working in Los Angeles. Julia, who graduated from Duke University, is working for an internet company in Los Angeles.