Olivia Albanese

Q: What is your favorite memory from your time as a Hun student?
A: Probably my fondest and most transformative memory is traveling to Arizona with Mr. Bush and our Advanced Studio Art Honors class during my senior year. That trip changed my life and helped set me on a trajectory that has gotten me to where I am today.

 Q: If you could have a Harkness discussion with five celebrities, dead or alive, who would they be and why?
A: I’ve always been fascinated by Henry the 8th (thanks Mrs. McNulty), so I would love to have a Harkness with him and a handful of his wives.

Q: What are some health and wellness tips you would offer Hun students heading into the holiday season? 

A: I think it is really important to maintain a triangle of health as your head into the holiday season. The three points of the triangle are sleep, nutrition, and exercise. Trying to set up a routine that encompasses healthy doses of these three components can help students stay healthy all throughout the year.

Q: What is the most played song in your music library right now?

A: According to my 2020 Spotify Wrapped I am listening to a lot of Justin Bieber...

Q: What is the process of creating new community engagement events?

A: I love getting to create new community engagement events because I get to work with students and teachers to create events that students will enjoy. I work closely with club leadership, program directors, and other offices at Hun to create an array of events for students and families. The process varies depending on the event, but it usually entails a lot of email communication, zoom meetings, and collaboration!

Q: What is the guiding principle of your work?

A: I really see the world through a health-focused lens and I try to solve problems from that perspective. I think of health in broad terms, and when I am working I try to think “how could this impact the health of the people I am working with”. That has been a driving force behind the work that I have been doing with community engagement.

Q: Out of all of the Centennial Speakers or assemblies that Hun has hosted, which has stuck with you the most and why?

A: I loved the double dutch performers that came to campus last year. I was in awe of their talent and I loved that they were making physical activity so cool and accessible.

Q: If you could participate in one NextTerm class, which one would you want to join and why?
A: I would love to be a student in the Clash of Civilizations course that travels to Spain to learn about the intersections between Christianity, Judaism, and Muslim religious cultures and history.
Q: What is the most rewarding aspect of your job? 

A: The most rewarding aspect of my job is seeing student joy. I feel so privileged to be able to take part in that experience.

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