Olivia serves as Chief Operating Officer organizing and prioritizing critical issues, designing processes and procedures to make the organization more effective. She also serves as program director for the Association’s $63.2 million Charter School Program (CSP) grant from the US Department of Education to catalyze the growth of high-quality public charter school options across the state.
Prior to joining NJPCSA, Olivia led grant writing and management responsibilities for the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA). Olivia’s professional passion for education began when she joined the New York City Teaching Fellows as a high school science teacher for English language learners in the Morris Heights neighborhood of the Bronx.
Her bachelor’s degree comes from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!). She also holds a Master’s in Education from the Relay Graduate School of Education in New York City. Olivia wholeheartedly believes that access to a quality education should be a fundamental right for all students regardless of zip code, income, or ability level.
Olivia lives in Chicago with her husband Drew, son Charlie, and cat Sauce.
Contact Olivia at [email protected] or 609-283-2305.