Olivia is a Detroit-based creative and community organizer. She is committed to growing, building, and supporting the diverse entrepreneurs and artists in her community and beyond. As an artist, she is deeply influenced by the textures, landscapes, and patterns of her upbringing in the Southwest, as well as her Jewish and African heritage. She works predominately in black and white because she loves its stability, intensity, and honesty while incorporating ancestral patterns and narratives. Olivia has had the pleasure of showing her work nationally including at the Jewish Art Salon in New York and the Ann Arbor Art Center in Michigan. As a community organizer, she is focused on cultivating a more vibrant and diverse tech community in Detroit. Under her volunteer role as a venture partner and program manager for Venture Catalysts, Olivia has taken the lead on strategic programming for Detroit Startup Week, which brings 11,000 entrepreneurs together in the city for five days of learning, sharing, and growing the community. She also championed bringing Blavity's AfroTech to Detroit in 2018, the first time the conference was held outside of Silicon Valley. She is also an active participant in dialogues around place, identity, religion, and belonging.