Sullivan Leadership Award

Olivia Kerwin

About Olivia Kerwin

Olivia Kerwin graduated from University High School in Tucson, Arizona. She was the Mock Election Party Chair, a member of the Spanish Club and volunteered with La Rosa Healthcare Center. She was an active member of Amigos de las Americas, a youth-led organization that sends high school and college age volunteers to Latin American communities to partner with members of the local community on sustainable projects to improve their lives. With AMIGOS, Olivia volunteered in Honduras and Panama and served as a Veteran Trainer and Senior Trainer. In addition, Olivia was a senior dancer with the Arizona Ballet Theater, a member of the Primavera Dance Group and the Ivesia Dance Group. Olivia is an AP Scholar.

SU Experience

During her freshman year at Seattle University, Olivia was an intern in the office of Congressman Jim McDermott where she collaborated with staff on healthcare and veterans’ support projects. She also volunteered at Hilltop House, a low-income retirement community. The summer following her freshman year, Olivia worked for an international organization in Panama managing high school volunteers in partnership with the Ministry of Health. As a sophomore, Olivia volunteered at El Centro de la Raza and she spent the summer between her sophomore and junior years studying Spanish, history, and literature at la Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) in Managua, Nicaragua. Now a junior, Olivia works as a TA for the Biology Department. Olivia is a member of Alpha Sigma Nu and is on the Dean’s List for the College of Nursing. She is also fluent in Spanish and an aspiring member of Bicycool.

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Olivia Kerwin


Tucson, AZ

High School:
University High School

Nursing and International Studies