Olivier resides in Harvard, Massachusetts and attends the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he is a third-year honors student studying economics, environmental science, and civic engagement. On campus, Olivier participates actively in the Community Scholars Program, a multi-year academic community engagement and leadership program centered around intentional service, learning, discussion, and visioning. He volunteers regularly at the Amherst Survival Center, fulfilling various functions to meet community needs. Olivier was also recently appointed to the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Dean's Student Advisory Council, where he represents the economics major in monthly meetings with the Dean and other SBS Student Success Team members.
During the summer of 2023, Olivier was a 6th Class Zero Hunger Intern. He was placed with InterAction in their Global Development Policy and Learning division, where he cultivated advocacy skills and acquired a deeper understanding of food security in the context of global development work.
During his second year, Olivier also participated in the Sophomores-Serve program, a one-year honors program centered around science-informed public food policy. During the spring of 2023, he presented his research on food insecurity among college students to policymakers at the Massachusetts State House.
Olivier is continually focused on not only further developing his research, advocacy, and policy skills, but also—most importantly—better understanding the role he plays in the fight to eradicate hunger.