B.A., Southwestern University
MPAff, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs,
University of Texas at Austin
Born and raised on the Southeast Side of San Antonio, TX, Olivia is a graduate Southwestern University, with a B.A. in Latin American Studies and Political Science. During this time, she lived and studied in Monterrey, Mexico, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Montevideo, Uruguay, and Porto Alegre, Brazil. She then received a Master of Public Affairs degree from the Lyndon B. Johnson School at the University of Texas at Austin and completed the LBJ School Portfolio Program in Nonprofit Studies through the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service.
Olivia is proud to be a Latina entrepreneur and co-owner in two majority Latina-owned firms based in her hometown of San Antonio, and to work with like-minded, community-driven partners locally and nationally.
She has been an integral part of OCI Group’s public affairs and public policy initiatives with their clients in the private, nonprofit, and public sectors. For the past thirteen years, she has also advanced the firm's community engagement, capacity-building, and governance efforts. In 2020, she and her partners founded OCI Development, a real estate development company that extends their commitment to social impact into the housing industry, with an emphasis on providing high quality affordable housing throughout Texas.
For nearly twenty years, she has worked with hundreds of high school students in San Antonio through the National Hispanic Institute (NHI) at San Antonio, which provides rigorous learning experiences for high-achieving, high-ability youth who aspire to community and civic leadership roles now and in the future. She has also served as an Educational Director for several of NHI’s national leadership programs held at university campuses throughout the U.S. and Mexico, which engage thousands of students every year.
Olivia served on the Executive Board for the Maestro Entrepreneurship Center, in partnership with the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. She was a Founding Executive Board Member for the San Antonio Chapter of the New Leaders Council, and a member of the NLC-SA Advisory Board. She serves on the City of San Antonio’s Executive Committee for the Aspen Institute Latino & Society Program's inaugural City Learning and Action Lab, which aims to support small businesses and entrepreneurs within predominantly Latino communities across the U.S. Currently, she’s a board member of San Antonio Latinitas, a nonprofit that empowers girls to innovate through media and technology, and is on the Bexar County Education Coalition Board of Directors, which seeks to influence education policy at the state level. Recently, she was named to the San Antonio Business Journal's 2023 "40 Under 40."