Olivia grew up in Columbus, OH, and earned a BFA in Graphic Design from Ohio Northern University. The summer following graduation, she worked as a Communications Officer at Prakash Deep, a nonprofit school for underprivileged children in Faridabad, Haryana, India. In addition to her role as a Communications Officer, she also taught a self-defense class for the students.
Upon returning to the states, she worked as a Graphic Designer at Angell-Demmel NA, specializing in creating decorative aluminum, automotive interior trim. Eager to have more of a positive impact on the world, Olivia was drawn to the Social Design MA at MICA. Olivia is determined to grow both personally and professionally every day and to create change in the world around her. Some of her passions include creating a better future for underprivileged children, improving patient care, and promoting the adoption of rescue animals like her two sweet dogs.
Thesis: How might we support the efforts of rare disease patient organizations?