As President and founding member of the Junior League of the Eastern Panhandle, Richele holds over 15 years of experience in program management and grassroots volunteer coordination, which she intends to utilize throughout her tenure as JuLEP President. Richele is a 2000 graduate of Hedgesville High School and a 2004 graduate of Washington and Lee University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Post-college, Richele worked as a Presidential Campaign Field Director/Volunteer Coordinator for the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Following her time on the campaign, Richele worked as a Special Assistant to the General Counsel and the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. During her time at Treasury, Richele also served as the Agency Coordinator for the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). In 2006 Richele departed Treasury to join a new team at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, where she worked as a founding member to establish the Screening Coordination Office (SCO). Since leaving SCO in 2009, Richele has worked for U.S. Customs and Border Protection as a Program Management Analyst within the Office of the Commissioner. In her free time, Richele enjoys horseback riding, live music, photography, and creating social media content on a freelance basis.