Olivia is a California native who recently moved to Portland after years of thoughtful planning. She has a degree in communications and media studies with an emphasis in journalism and film. Growing up with both parents involved in creative fields, Olivia's curiosity for alternative culture began at a young age. Working alongside a cohort of musicians and artists to promote events for the DIY community has driven her for several years. Her experience includes two years as the opinion editor for her university-run paper, social media management and event planning. Contact her at olivia [at] vrtxmag.com.