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Department of Modern Languages
The University of Mississippi

Riley Dunworth – Alumna Spotlight

Riley DunworthFlight Attendant, Delta Airlines


Hometown: Salisbury, MD
BA in Spanish (2015)
MA in Spanish (2017)


Riley Dunworth lives in Oxford and is based in Atlanta as a flight attendant for Delta Airlines. She commutes from Memphis when she works.

When applying to be a flight attendant, specifically with Delta, she went through a series of interviews. First is the video interview, then a personality style test where you learn your most prominent characteristics, then a Skype interview, then a face-to-face group interview in Atlanta.

She applied as a regular applicant and included her experience with Spanish on her application. Riley was able to use her experience with studying abroad, teaching with the university, and various other language skills and experiences as talking points during each step of the interview process. She writes that they have briefings before each rotation and at every briefing, the flight leader asks if anyone has any language or medical experience and she always let them know she can speak Spanish. She has been able to put her Spanish to use with passengers who did not speak English.