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Olivia

I am from Wilmington, Delaware, studying Computer Science with interests in creative writing, art, entrepreneurship, and data science. On-campus, I'm involved in a publication, a volunteer organization, religious life, and Greek life. I've loved learning more about Penn and the students here and taking advantage of all the great opportunities Penn and Philly have to offer. In my free time, I love running, cooking, exploring the city, and spending time with friends and family. As a sophomore, I'm looking forward to continuing to pursue my Penn experience to the fullest! 

Running the Philadelphia Marathon
Olivia | December 6, 2019
Three months ago, my friends convinced me to sign up for the Philadelphia marathon. Running a marathon has always been one of my life’s bucket list items, but I never thought it would happen...
Exploring Different Classes
Olivia | December 5, 2019
I am a computer science student, but I have always loved the humanities, particularly art and literature. I knew coming into Penn that I wouldn’t just be taking engineering classes – I wanted ...
All About My Summer Internship
Olivia | November 14, 2019
Some of my favorite experiences as an undergraduate have been my summer internship experiences. While my classes are a great way to learn important academic material, my internships have taught me...
What to Stick With in College
Olivia | October 22, 2019
Most of the students at Penn I’ve met can rattle off a long string of extracurricular activities that they participated in during high school: soccer captain, debate team, newspaper editor,...
My College Search Process
Olivia | October 8, 2019
Three years ago at this time, I was attending my final college tours, editing college essays, and trying to decide where to apply early. It was a stressful few months, thinking I had to make decis...
Being on the Other Side - My Experience Being a TA
Olivia | April 29, 2019
This spring, I’ve taken on a new role in my Penn education - for the first time, I am a TA for a class. Short for Teaching Assistant, TAs form the backbone of many Penn classes. Particularly in ...