In both her professional and free time, Olivia enjoys digging into the intersection of people and places. Currently, she works as a conservation specialist for The Trustees of Reservations, the nation’s first land trust. While receiving her Master’s in Environmental Conservation at the UMass Amherst, Olivia worked as a social scientist to examine the relationship between underrepresented private landowners and forest stewardship. This included projects focused on female landowners in the eastern U.S. and Black landowners in the northeast. During her time at the University of Vermont, she received a dual B.S. in Forestry and Environmental Science. Her academic and professional focus is directly connected to her love of adventure, and she appreciates what each season has to offer, from backcountry and nordic skiing to paddling, backpacking, and biking. Olivia also is an avid knitter, baker, reader, and will always take the time to appreciate the little wonders of the natural world.