Olivia Smith graduated from Cleveland High School in Seattle, Washington. She was a member of the varsity cross-country, varsity basketball and varsity track teams each of her four years at Cleveland High School. Olivia served as class president for three years, editor of the student newspaper and as a Youth Ambassador, establishing student to student programs to prevent truancy among high school students. She was a member of University of Washington Upward Bound, attending the Upward Bound National Conference, and recipient of the University of Washington Upward Bound Award of Excellence. Olivia was founder and president of the Cleveland High School National Honor Society.