Olivia was born and raised in Portland, with the exception of some time in Newbridge, Ireland, Oberlin, Ohio, and Astoria, Oregon. At Literary Arts, she works in Youth Programs, coordinating student readings and college essay mentoring sessions, donating books to classrooms, helping get students to author events at the Schnitz, and curating the annual Writers in the Schools anthology of student work, among other things. Her favorite book is Love in the Time of Cholera. The book she’s read the most is The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and she wishes the English translation had the original title. She doesn’t like dust jackets, and listens to true crime podcasts while she works.
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