Olivia is a junior at the Early College Alliance @ Eastern Michigan University. She is currently developing a project called “Hey! I’m in this book!” with the focus of LGBTQ+ advocacy. By donating books that feature LGBTQ+ themes and characters to libraries and public schools, as well as holding book clubs, she hopes to create a safer and more accepting environment for children and young adults in her community. It is important that young people are able to recognize themselves in books and other types of media and see positive role models that are just like them! At school, Olivia is involved with Student Leaders and will serve as a Coordinator next year. She is also a member of Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots National Youth Leadership Council and loves volunteering at the Leslie Science and Nature Center summer camps. In her free time, Olivia enjoys kayaking, running, watercolor painting, and reading in her hammock!