Project Social Ambassador

Olivia

Location: Illinois

Age: 29

College: University of Dayton

Profession: Singer songwriter

Biography: When somebody meets me, they find out I love all types of music, cinema, and I can be a bit competitive. Minutes pass, while how loud I seem when I talk, or how silent I get as everybody else laughs, becomes apparent to which I reply, “I have NVLD.” I grew up with Nonverbal Learning Disability unaware I was living with it for many years. The day I discovered it began a path of uncovering who I am: an outgoing, ambitious, adventurous person who never gives up in a world of uncertainty.

What is your most treasured possession? My lyrics from my songs. It’s like writing a journal, yet with music to help tell my experiences and things I have witness. It makes me feel like my full self.