Rikki grew up in Houston, Texas, next to a closet of servers, and learned how to do basic coding at an extraordinarily young age. She grew up building small websites, but soon joined her high school debate team and developed a passion for historical and legal research. Then, in college, she abandoned all of that to become an artist, naturally.
While pursuing her degree in Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas, Rikki wrote and produced a full season of a television show for her college station, created a dog-petting-simulator video game, and wrote and directed countless short films. She also still competed on the UT debate team, and has a few national accolades to her name.
She's thrilled to be returning to UT as an MFA Screenwriting student and continue learning within a phenomenal program.