Olivia’s Bio

Olivia is a junior at Loyola University Chicago, majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Urban Studies. Two years ago, Olivia worked for the Loyola Summer Scholars program as a College Coach, mentoring high school students from all over the country, including a cohort of first generation, low income students. After graduation, her goal is to continue to work in communications for nonprofits in Chicago.

Education

Loyola University, Public Relations
Class of 2020

What I Wish I Knew My First Year

I put a lot of pressure on myself during freshman year to do as much as I can. I wanted to join every club and get every internship and ace every test. I saw people around me accomplishing things and felt that I was falling behind. The reality is that I was moving at my own pace, achieving my own goals, and just because somebody else is succeeding does not mean I am failing.

Favorite Place on Campus

There is sort of a “hidden” greenhouse on the 9th floor of one of Loyola’s buildings. It’s just a small, quiet study space with lots of plants and natural sunlight, which is a refreshing change of scenery from the busy, dark library.