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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.

Olivia | March 2, 2021
Of its many traditions, Penn’s tradition of senior societies is one of the lesser-known ones. As senior year approaches, juniors have the chance to be “tapped” - selected by a current member...
Olivia | December 23, 2020
Navigating mental health in college can be scary. For many students, it might be the first time they are really forced to think about their mental health. Of course, everyone faces different c...
Olivia | November 9, 2020
2020 has put a lot of things in focus for many of us - the year of the pandemic, the growth in the movement for racial equity that picked up steam this summer, the election year. Here at Penn, we ...
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...