Olivia Glad

Olivia Glad, Institutional Programs Coordinator, Excelencia in Education

Olivia Glad

Institutional Programs Coordinator

Current Position:
Olivia supports the Institutional Programs team in the planning, execution, and documentation of activities and resources related to Excelencia’s evidence-based practices portfolio. Olivia works closely with the team to engage constituents, refine processes and protocols, and track outcomes so the team can deliver on organizational goals.

Past Experiences:
Olivia graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and an interdisciplinary minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies in May 2021 from Furman University. During her time as a student, she engaged in coursework which ignited her passion for understanding the complex interplay between gender and ethnicity. Olivia was later appointed the inaugural Post-Baccalaureate Fellow within Furman’s Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program, where she supported the scaling of the program through educational outreach, mentorship, and collaboration between the university and local community-based organizations.

Why are you bringing your talent to Excelencia?
I am committed to bridging the gaps between academic knowledge and real-world activism, with the goal of fostering positive change for all students in higher education. At Excelencia, we advocate for a multifaceted approach that combines education, initiatives, and community engagement to address the needs of Latino students, with the objective to more intentionally serve all students.

How would you describe working at Excelencia?
As an organization, we are devoted to supporting and uplifting the individuals and programs that are devoted to seeing Latino students thrive academically, socially, and culturally. I am glad to spend each day surrounded by agents of change with an immense commitment to serving Latino students.

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