Olivia graduated from Williams College in 2016 with a B.A. in Mathematics. As an undergraduate, she worked with Matt Carter studying the connection between hunger and sleep neural circuits in mice. Following graduation, she did field research in Trinidad, where she tracked guppy evolution with David Reznick’s group. She then worked as a research assistant in Alex Pollen’s lab at UCSF, where she used single-cell genomics to examine great ape brain development. Olivia began Harvard’s Biophysics Graduate Program in 2017, and was awarded the James Mills Peirce Fellowship. In the Hoekstra Lab, she is excited about studying behavioral evolution in deer mice.