Olivia recently graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Electrical Engineering in Spring 2019 and will be returning to complete a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering. Olivia is a first-time Google Intern and enjoys playing indoor volleyball with friends around the Bay Area. Olivia’s fascination with technology began almost out of necessity. When she received an iPhone 4, she had to promise her parents that she would take very good care of it, having already broken too many phones. Once she started using it, she realized what impressive things the tiny device was capable of doing. It was then that she realized that she wanted to be a part of this tech world.
“Prior to this internship, I had interned at a company for 2 summers and was prepared to go back for a third. I loved the company, but I wasn’t sure if it was where I wanted to work long-term. I realized I wanted to try something new for my last summer internship before graduating college. But because this company had already given me a return offer, my parents were against me seeking opportunities elsewhere, thinking it would ruin my potential for a full-time offer.
After talking to many people, I decided that I was going to try and go after another internship. Now I’ve made it this far, into a company I never thought I’d have the courage to apply to. My parents are so happy I took a leap of faith to pursue something I was determined to see through, even if it meant doing something they weren’t happy with at the time.”
Source of inspiration: Her family and friends
Book Recommendation: Divergent by Veronica Roth and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins