Olivia is a current Peace Corps TEFL Volunteer in the deep South of Madagascar. Though she has spent most of her life in New Jersey, she has the desire to experience different cultures, meet unique people and live life through new perspectives. She graduated from Rutgers University in 2013 with a bachelors degree in Journalism and media studies and English. She was the managing editor and design editor ofThe Daily Targum, Rutgers' student-run, daily newspaper. She was also the founding editor-in-chief of HerCampus.com/Rutgers, a Division I rower on the women's crew team, and a member of the triathlon team. After graduation she landed a job at The Record newspaper, covering northern New Jersey, and at digital news site Kicker, covering just about everything. Her work has been published in The Record and northjersey.com, goKicker.com, The Huffington Post, BBC Travel, The Daily Targum, HerCampus.com and has had a live appearance on Fox Business News. Above all, Olivia hopes her stories can connect worlds, no matter the distance between the two (because understanding is key).
In her free time, she loves to run, decorate cake pops and pet strangers' dogs.