About Olivia

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Olivia is a third-year Ph.D. student and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow at the University of Washington School of Environmental and Forest Sciences. Olivia holds two degrees from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, including a Bachelor of Science in biology, Spanish, and environmental studies (2015) and a Master of Science in environmental science (2017).

Olivia is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Washington School of Environmental & Forest Sciences, where she is a member of the UW Quantitative Ecology Lab. Her work is driven by her passion for environmental science and sustainability, her love for birds, and her strong belief in the Wisconsin Idea. Public engagement is a key part of her academic and professional activities.

In her spare time, Olivia enjoys hiking, nature walks, birding, ultimate frisbee, playing piano, belting out show tunes, baking, and binging on Netflix with her husband and their two cats, Lady Arya and Mr. Butters.

Click here to view Olivia’s resume on LinkedIn. If you are interested in contacting Olivia about her research or public engagement opportunities, feel free to email her at oliviavs [at] uw.edu.