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, 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!
Buddy was always a fun-loving dog full of energy. But suddenly, two years ago, the briard began to change. "Out of the blue he started having serious issues when going to the bathroom and would sleep all the time," says Buddy's owner, Chris Hein of Saratoga Springs, New York.
Dr. Philippa Johnson knows her way around brains. A clinical radiologist and diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, she specializes in advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques. Now she has mapped out her findings in three brain atlases - equine, canine and feline - to help guide colleagues to better diagnostics in veterinary medicine.
Profile of Medline CEO Charlie Mills.
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.
Report on new uses for smartphones.
"When you offer them the combination of stimulating material, plus people who care, it gives them a lifeline to grab onto." - Gary Fine Program Director Durland Alternatives Library As Andrew Daw first approached the gates of the Cayuga Correctional Facility in Moravia, N.Y. in January 2019, he felt a bit daunted.
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 country's second-largest student-run organization (cover story).
Snapshots of Cornell Vet School notables.
Profile of Chinese fashion trendsetter Tanni Wu.
Profile of two professional MMA fighters and brothers.
Profile of the Dagestani MMA pro.
A history of the classic New York food and its inventor (cover story).
Exploring nanobreweries across the US.
All about the burgeoning beer scene in the Finger Lakes.
All about choosing and using a winter CSA.
A look behind the scenes of Central New York auction houses.
The story of the famous Grumman boat company. (Incl. photography)
Business coverage of a biotech startup.
Introducing - underwater hockey!