Olivia joined Student Veterans of America as an Outreach Coordinator in January of 2024 shortly after finishing her Master’s of Business Administration from Louisiana State University. She possesses five years of experience serving the military-affiliated community in higher education with particular emphasis on Post 9/11 GI Bill administration, state and federal compliance, and community outreach. Olivia earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and began her career at the University of Alabama, serving as a Department of Veteran Affairs representative at the Office of Veteran & Military Affairs. She has served thousands of military-affiliated students at major institutions, to include the University of Texas in San Antonio and the Galen College of Nursing.
Olivia’s passion for connecting service members to higher education is highly personal. Her father, a first-generation American with English as his second language, enlisted into the Air Force at seventeen and served over twenty-six years on active duty. With the support of various educational programs, both of her parents went on to earn their master’s degrees. Her family’s story is a direct example of how much the military-affiliated community can achieve when they have the opportunity and support necessary to succeed. The overarching goal of Olivia’s career is to open doors for veterans and dependents that come after her by directly providing that support.
Olivia currently lives with her fellow former military brat turned active-duty Air Force husband in Aurora, Colorado. Together they are raising a vivacious and highly mischievous border collie puppy named Willow. Outside of her work at SVA, Olivia is an instructor of flute and music theory to aspiring young musicians in her community. In her free time, she loves hiking, engaging with the arts, experimenting with new recipes from different regions of the United States, reading, and cheering on both her beloved Crimson Tide and Philadelphia Eagles.Download Bio