Riley Roberts is the boyfriend of rookie Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez –who has also been accused of possibly receiving illegal payments form her.
Their relationship was first reported back in October by Vogue –which also said the two have been together since meeting in college. After graduation, the couple moved to New York and from there made the move to D.C. for her congressional job. It’s safe to say bearded Riley Roberts is one supportive boyfriend.
The two have kept things pretty private, in fact Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t speak about their relationship or posts about him on social media. However Roberts was seen a number of times with her on the campaign trail –as he was described as a campaign volunteer. He was also present during Ocasio-Cortez’s swearing in ceremony.
Roberts grew up in Paradise Valley, Ariz., one of the state’s wealthiest areas, as the son of a real-estate agent. He graduated from top-ranked Chaparral HS in nearby Scottsdale in 2008.
29-year-old Riley Roberts describes himself as a web developer, he graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, then attended Boston University’s Questrom School of Business, graduating in 2012.
According to his LinkedIn, Roberts is a UX Growth Consultant who “helps SaaS and subscription startups sustainably grow their monthly recurring revenue with.”
In the last few years, he’s allegedly helped over 60 startups improve their landing pages, digital marketing, and user experience design. Since 2013, he’s focused his consulting efforts on subscription startups.
Prior to his solo consulting work, Roberts worked as Head of Marketing at HomeBinder in New York City.
According to TEDxBU, Roberts gave a TED Talk back in 2010, his brio from the site says “He is passionate about all aspects of business and people. His life necessitates that he spend a significant amount of time on a computer, but, despite the way he lives, he loves to break the connection and engage others.”