Olivia served in the Peace Corps for almost four years in Morocco, where she focused on women’s and girls’ development work. This included serving as the field manager at a girls’ empowerment NGO, Project Soar, and co-founding a cross-cultural cooking class business, Khadija’s Kuzina, with her host mom. Prior to the Peace Corps, she served as senior program facilitator for World Learning’s Youth Leadership Programs with international students from Iraq and Cyprus to Peru and Bolivia. She most recently worked as a Global Initiatives Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, focusing on furthering the university’s research and engagement initiatives, primarily in India, and the upcoming, university administered gap year program. She earned her BS in political communications from Emerson College, where she also played basketball.