Teachers should encourage students to be critical thinkers who can answer questions and form opinions about the world, to create self-sufficient citizens and humans, and to affirm and develop the multitude of identities and backgrounds students have.”

Olivia’s Story

Teaching Discipline


Why Chemistry

“Chemistry at the most basic level explains almost everything we interact with in our world. My understanding of other sciences—namely biology and physics—has always been built using the core principles of chemistry to help my understanding. I’m looking forward to finding similar connections in earth science to share with my students.”

Professional Experience

Olivia served as a mentor to high school girls during her time at Bowdoin College. In the mentoring program, Olivia helped plan lessons and support mentors to high school girls about what it means to be a woman in the world.

Olivia will be teaching for her second year at Portland High School during the 2019–2020 school year.

Volunteer Experience

Olivia volunteers at the American Civil Liberties Union.


Olivia enjoys swimming and hopes to compete in a local swim fundraiser. She also enjoys cooking and baking things like pizza, bread, and cakes.

Academic Background

  • Bowdoin College (Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Education)