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Riëtte graduated summa cum laude from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2004. She was Articles Editor of the Tennessee Law Review and a member of the trademark moot court team. She completed her undergraduate and graduate work in the Netherlands, obtaining a M.S. in Human Nutrition from the Agricultural University of Wageningen, and a Ph.D. in Meat Science from the University of Utrecht.

Riëtte has extensive field experience in the food science and technology industry, working as a researcher abroad and in the United States. She completed her post-doctoral research at the University of Connecticut and then returned to the Netherlands to work at the Department of the Science of Food of Animal Origin at the University of Utrecht. Later, Riëtte worked as a researcher with the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S.D.A. Immediately before law school, Riëtte taught as a professor at the Department of Food Science and Technology at the University of Tennessee. She remains an adjunct professor with the Department.

Prior to joining the firm in 2006, Riëtte was an associate at the Atlanta office of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, practicing general litigation.

Riëtte has published in the Tennessee Law Review.

Riëtte is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and Georgia.