Olivia is the Rural Center’s Leadership Development AmeriCorps VISTA. A native of Texas, she has called many places home including Northern Italy, Southern Spain, and Western North Carolina.
Olivia graduated from UNC-Asheville in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and Spanish. As an undergrad, she successfully completed an original research project and presented her findings at the Annual Spring Symposium on Undergraduate Research.
Olivia’s favorite part of her work is getting to know the rural leaders that are making an impact in their communities. She spends her free time traveling to Asheville, watching Scandal, and exploring local culture.