Olivia is currently pursuing a PhD in Health Policy and Management at Harvard Business School and the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Her primary research interests lie at the intersection of organizational behavior and operations management. More specifically, she is interested in issues surrounding organizational learning, innovation, and process improvement in the health care delivery setting.
Olivia graduated from the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business at the University of Pennsylvania in May 2012, with a BS in Economics from the Wharton School and a BA in International Studies from the College of Arts and Sciences. At Penn, Olivia was awarded research fellowships such as the Wharton Summer Program for Undergraduate Research and the Wharton Social Impact Research Experience. Participating in these programs allowed Olivia to explore topics in social impact, such as motivation for working in the field of microfinance and socially responsible investing. In addition, Olivia was also heavily involved in health services research at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. During her senior year, Olivia wrote an honors thesis paper on Korea and Japan’s strategies for financing and controlling cancer care. She was also selected as a Wharton Research Scholar, for which she studied organizational attributes and dynamics of free health clinics in Philadelphia. For this work, Olivia won the Wharton Undergraduate Research Award.