Hilary Olson '12
Los Angeles, CA
Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California
PhD Candidate, Public Policy and Management
Campus Involvement/Special Programs:
Oxy at the UN, Oxy Microfinance Club, Lacrosse, Dance Production, Study Abroad (Rome)
Masters of Public Policy (Price School of Public Policy, Uni. Southern California)
Favorite MP/Cooler Food:
Soy nuggets (with BBQ sauce)
Best Oxy Class:
Groups I Identify With:
Passionate about social innovation, community empowerment, and economic development, I am currently doing research on social impact bonds and community bail funds. For fun, I enjoy traveling, crafting/DIY, biking, hiking, and yoga.
Probably my biggest piece of career advice is to conduct informational interviews. I have found it incredibly helpful to connect with professionals in my fields of interest in order to get a sense of their day-to-day work, their career paths, and other insider perspectives to get a better sense of what might be a good fit for me. It is also a great way to build your network when job searching in the future.