Olivier resides in Harvard, Massachusetts and attends the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he studies economics, public policy, and civic engagement. On campus, Olivier participates actively in the Community Scholars Program, a two-year academic community engagement and leadership program centered around intentional service, learning, discussion, and visioning. He works weekly with the Amherst Survival Center, fulfilling various functions to meet community needs. Olivier is also in Sophomores-Serve, a one-year honors program centered around science-informed public food policy. He recently presented his research to policymakers at the Massachusetts State House and plans to share his findings in an upcoming testimony session. Olivier is passionate about diagnosing hunger's root causes and prescribing system-level remedies. This summer, Olivier is interning with InterAction in their Global Development Policy and Learning division, where he is excited to cultivate advocacy skills and acquire a deeper understanding of food security in the context of global development work. Olivier looks forward to not only developing his research, advocacy, and policy skills, but also—most importantly—better understanding the role he plays in the fight to eradicate hunger.
Field placement: InterAction