Degree(s): B.A. in Journalism, Marketing minor
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Q & A with Olivia...
- How has APU transformed you?
- Attending APU was the first time I was exposed to the joys of having Christian professors and faculty pouring into my life. Coming from a pubic high school, I didn't know what it meant to have a person of authority helping me question my faith and then find the answers to those questions. APU has changed the way I view the importance of being a part of a Christian community.
- Which activities at APU have you most enjoyed being a part of?
- I am a huge advocate for intramural athletics at APU. I even helped run the program for two years as an undergraduate student. Participating gave me the opportunity to competitively interact with tons of different people who I would never have met otherwise. Also, I loved being a part of a D- group (discipleship group). I formed such a deep bond with five other girls because Christ was the center of our weekly meetings. Our leader was a student was only one year above us, so she related well to all of us and became one of my dearest friends.
- What advice would you give to prospective students?
- Picking the right college can be a scary time. There is so much unknown about the future. I would tell prospective students to enjoy this time of finding the right school for them. When you graduate, you will look back and laugh at how anxious you were!
- How do you spend your free time?
- I am known for hiking to the “A” on Garcia Trail, behind West Campus, multiple times a week. I love challenging myself in active pastimes such as hiking, beach volleyball, and new workout routines. I also enjoy reading a good book. The problem is, I finish them in two or three days because I can never put them down! My favorite book series is the Mark of the Lion novels. Every Sunday you can find me in my 49er gear, cheering on the team.