From the urban flatlands of New Orleans, Olivia grew up with a deep but distant admiration for the towering mountains of the West and the vast expanses of land that seemed to go on forever, but only recently did she begin to adventure outside of the swampy South. In the fall of 2021, Olivia called Missoula, MT her temporary home as she received a Wilderness Studies minor at the University of Montana, and it was there on her first backpacking trip that she fell in love with the sense of peace and purpose that wild places brought her. Olivia left with a strong awareness of the issues that face Wilderness areas across the nation as well as the diverse communities that rely on them. She also came back more wanderlust than ever, which is partially what landed her in Tucson. As a recent graduate of the University of New Orleans with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, Olivia hopes to apply an integrative approach to all of her work at Wild Arizona that highlights both the environmental and cultural values of conservation. In her free time, Olivia enjoys trying odd foods, experimenting with her camera, sketching landscapes, and engaging in thought-provoking conversations with strangers.
Field Crew Member