Olivia was born and raised in Charlottesville, Virginia and is a proud Charlottesville High School Alumni. Before moving back to Charlottesville, she worked in the arts sector in Chicago doing everything from fundraising at large organizations to teaching on the south and west sides of Chicago. Never stop, every day is a true gift. With an M.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University, Olivia still maintains that the best lessons can only be learned by doing.
Inspired by Change
Having been a part of both an underserved and silenced community and growing up in small town Virginia, Olivia has fostered a strong determination and passion to mobilize a strong community of empowered individuals who are able to advocate on behalf of equitable change. While being a stay-at-home mom of two, she dedicated her time to volunteering in the Charlottesville community with organizations such as the Abundant Life Ministries Crown Academy mentorship program, as well as taking developmental courses such as the Community Investment Collaborative Entrepreneurship workshop.
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