Olivia holds a BS degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Southern California, with a minor in Spanish. She has experience with environmental policy research and community outreach in both English and Spanish. At EII, Olivia is involved with research related to the ongoing State of Jurisdictional Sustainability study, as well as other publications related to low-emission rural development. She also provides support for grant management and reporting. Olivia grew up in San Francisco, and has also lived and studied in Cape Town, South Africa. In her free time, Olivia enjoys swimming, going to the beach with her dog, and traveling.