Nicole Miller Riley was born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia, and currently resides in Haddon Township, New Jersey. She completed her education in the Philadelphia area, graduating in the top four percent of her class and cum laude from La Salle University. She pursued her lifelong dream with a career in clinical medicine by earning her Master of Science degree in physician assistant studies from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Following graduation and years later, she worked as an adjunct faculty member and guest lecturer. Nicole started her career with Reconstructive Orthopedics in early 2002. She continues to foster future physician assistants as a mentor.