Hi! I'm Olivia, a writer, blogger, and anthropologist (PhD Cornell). Welcome to my portfolio - a small selection of my professional writing work for a wide variety of national and regional publications.
Whether I'm writing about food (my favorite!), profiling notable individuals, covering sports, making scientific research accessible, or reporting on business matters, I love asking people thoughtful questions on the things about which they care deeply.
Looking for a writer who reliably delivers well-researched and engaging narratives? Get in touch!
A new test developed at the College of Veterinary Medicine quantifies "capacitation," the changes that take place within a sperm cell that enable it to fertilize.
The physical Cornell presence best known to those in NYC may be Weill Cornell Medicine (the institution first opened in 1898), but the Big Red footprint is much larger than that, and growing. For decades, Cornell University Cooperative Extension-NYC (CUCE-NYC) programs have improved the lives of city residents in all five boroughs - where just under 20,000 Cornell alumni make their homes.
For many "Sloanies" - those in the Sloan Program in Health Administration - their program is much more than a top 20 curriculum. To them, it means being part of the "Sloan family." So when the first Sloan Visit Day took place last November, current students, alumni, faculty and staff came out to welcome prospective enrollees into the fold.
A history of the classic New York food and its inventor (cover story).
All about choosing and using a winter CSA.
Exploring nanobreweries across the US.
All about the burgeoning beer scene in the Finger Lakes.
Snapshots of Cornell Vet School notables.
Profile of Chinese fashion trendsetter Tanni Wu.
Profile of the Dagestani MMA pro.
Profile of two professional MMA fighters and brothers.
A look behind the scenes of Central New York auction houses.
Report on new uses for smartphones.
A history of the country's second-largest student-run organization (cover story).
The story of the famous Grumman boat company. (Incl. photography)
Business coverage of a biotech startup.
Introducing - underwater hockey!