Staff Attorney, Phoenix

Olivia was born in Texas and grew up in the south Dallas neighborhood of Oak Cliff where her community sparked a lifelong passion for understanding and advocating for racial and economic justice in the U.S. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in cultural anthropology from Columbia University in the City of New York and a Juris Doctorate with specializations in critical race theory and public interest practice from University of California in Los Angeles. Before joining the Florence Project in 2019, Olivia served low-income residents of Los Angeles County in family law and domestic violence matters. In her free time, Olivia enjoys playing with her two dogs, high alpine backpacking, soaking in undeveloped hot springs, refinishing hardwood furniture, cultivating succulents, eating tacos and pozole, and listening to rap.