Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, Riedmann graduated from VJ & Angela Skutt, a private high school in Omaha. She will receive her college degree from UNL on May 7, 2005 with a major in Psychology-Humanities in Medicine Program- Pre-Medicine. She will then go on to attend medical school at The University of Nebraska Medical Center in fall 2005.
Riedmann's academic achievements prove that she is well equipped to be Tommy's tutor. She was honored as a UNL Superior Scholar for graduating in the top three percent of her college. Furthermore, she was on the dean's list every semester and has been given many other academic awards. She has experience in teaching/tutoring, as she was a teaching assistant for both the chemistry department and the psychology department.
With her strong academic achievements, Riedmann aspires to be a doctor and has shadowed many different types of doctors to help give her direction. She's very dedicated to making this dream a reality, which is evident in her abundance of volunteer work and on-campus work within the medical field. She is a state & nationally registered Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B), and has ridden alongside the Omaha Fire & Rescue Department and helped patients in a variety of medical situations. In addition, Riedmann was a neuroscience research assistant in the UNL Behavioral Neuropharmacology research laboratory for a year and a half. She reinvigorated the Humanities in Medicine club on campus and served as its president for two years. Riedmann has also volunteered weekly at St. Elizabeth's Regional Medical Center throughout her college experience. One of her most endearing volunteer projects was when she coordinated an event on campus to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Not only has Riedmann achieved success in the classroom, but she is also the 1st runner up and winner of the swimsuit competition at the 2005 Miss Nebraska USA Pageant. Riedmann also keeps busy with her sorority, charity events and dancing. Within her sorority, she is the scholarship and standards chair. She has helped out with numerous charity events such as the Nebraska Aids Walk, Relay for Life, events for The Lighthouse, American Red Cross, Breast Cancer Research and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
Riedmann's favorite experience from her time with Tommy was when she and Tommy switched roles and he taught her how to jam on the drums.