Prior to joining GHS, Olivia worked on the Policy and Advocacy team at Global Citizen building advocacy strategy for poverty eradication campaigns and writing articles on gender equality. She moved to NYC from Ithaca, NY, where she taught interactive science at a museum and acted in a documentary play about American activism during the Darfur Genocide.
Olivia holds a B.A. in Biology and Society with minors in Spanish and Global Health from Cornell University. While at Cornell, she had the opportunity to study Ayurvedic medicine in India, and then spent a semester abroad in Chile enrolled in nursing school. There, she had clinical rotations in an elder home, family clinic, and infant rehabilitation center, which solidified a deep passion for global health. Olivia also worked as a student research assistant for a study looking at the effects of a strength training program for rural women and volunteered tutoring English and facilitating legal workshops for Hispanic farmworkers in upstate New York.