Alumni Spotlights

Olivia Brown '18

Olivia Brown '18

Twisthink - People Generalist

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1. Tell us about your journey since graduation.
Since graduation, I've stayed local to Grand Rapids. I worked in talent acquisition, and healthcare staffing and I'm now working in HR for a local technology & design firm downtown. I love the city and that I get to work in the heart of it. My best friends are still those I made at Grand Valley as an RA - we lived together for years after graduation (& through the pandemic). Now I get to hire Grand Valley students as part of my role!

2. Share a favorite Grand Valley memory.
Being an RA on campus was such a fun time. Never a dull moment and SO many stories are still talked about. My best friends came out of that experience and we are still close now!

3. What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
Don't worry about tomorrow, tomorrow will worry about itself. Trying to stay present and positive each day. I really do think we each have unlimited potential - we just have to tap into it!

4. List three words you would use to describe your Grand Valley experience.
Transformative, FUN, and Growth

5. What difference would you like to make in the world?
I want to leave everything I touch, better than I found it. Better than that - I want each person I meet to feel important & valuable. We all can learn so much from each other - it's just making the time and space to listen :)

April 2024

Interest Area(s)
Marketing, Writing

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