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Riley Drake is an Assistant Professor of School Counseling in the Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation, and Human Services. Riley’s vision for educational justice is grounded in education as the practice of freedom, and her research explores how educators honor and struggle alongside young people, families, and community organizers in the movement for abolition. 

Riley is a former elementary school counselor and holds a B.S. in Psychology from Truman State University, M.S. in Counseling from Drake University, M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Iowa State University, and Ph.D. in Social and Cultural Studies of Education from Iowa State University.