Olivia is studying for a B.A. in Psychology and an A.A. in Studio Art and Religious Studies from the University of Redlands. She joined the VACorps program in September 2022 and participated in a counseling internship at a women’s and children’s shelter.
“I found that my time here with VA Corps was not only deeply touching in terms of the people I met, the places I got to experience on a weekly basis, and the sense of community here in Cape Town that warmed my heart and soul. Taking a step outside with everyone at VACorps and finding myself in a new neighborhood, and new city and a new country felt like a newfound sense of freedom and connection with the world that is unmatched. I cannot only say that my time doing an internship here changed my life trajectory but gave me a new outlook and sense of appreciation for life.”