Olivia grew up in Piper, KS and was a part of the Wyandotte County 4-H program in her youth. Her family moved to Johnson County where she graduated from Mill Valley High School in Shawnee, KS. She attended Fort Hays State University, where she studied biology, natural resource management and agriculture. While attending college she also worked at the Kansas State University Agricultural Research Center to assist with research and educate youth in modern agricultural practices. This is where she learned she had a passion to share her knowledge to support and inspire others, especially youth. She considers herself a life-long learner and is excited to continue work in a position focused on youth development. She feels honored to be able to work with the community she was raised in that contributed so much to her own development.