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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! 

Olivia | October 2, 2020
This past summer, I interned at Amazon doing software development. I was supposed to be working on an Amazon Alexa team in Boston; unfortunately, with COVID, it got pushed to a remote internship. ...
Olivia | April 24, 2020
I set off to Scotland on January 7 of 2020, ready for nearly five full months of adventure. I had heard amazing things about Edinburgh; though studying in the city where Harry Potter was written d...
Olivia | April 23, 2020
I have been very lucky to be a part of many communities at Penn, but one that has been most influential to my time in college has been the Penn Catholic Newman Center. The Newman Center has provid...
Olivia | February 24, 2020
During my first year at Penn, I had hundreds of conversations that went like this: “Where are you living?” “In the Quad.” “Where in the Quad?” “In Ware.” �...
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...
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 ...