Olivia attended the MassSTAR conference in 2016 representing Ashland High School. After graduating, she began attendance at Boston College, where she is currently a member of the Class of 2021 studying Biochemistry. She is currently involved with research at BC that targets biological pathways for cancer drugs.
Since the conference, Olivia has served in the roles of Junior Facilitator (2017) and Director of In-Kind Donations (2018 and 2019) for the conference. She joined the board in the summer of 2019 as the Co-Director of Empowered Citizens Grants with Sean Flaherty.
Olivia was impacted by the friends and mentors she met at the conference, and wants to continue to give that opportunity to upcoming generations. She loves seeing the delegates at the conference come out of their shells while making connections and gaining lifelong skills. She also volunteers with Samaritans, Inc. in Boston at a crisis services hotline.