Our Staff

 

Olivia London

Coordinator of Primary Prevention and Specialized Advocacy

Olivia earned a Bachelor of Arts in Writing from Carnegie Mellon University and Master of Public Health from Boston University. Olivia focused her MPH work on sexual and domestic violence prevention and intervention, mental health, health law, and the specific needs of women, children, and adolescents. During her time in Massachusetts, Olivia worked as a teen dating violence interventionist at Boston Medical Center, Boston’s safety net hospital, which sees the majority of low-income and underserved residents of the Greater Boston Area. She also contributed to an evaluation of a brief motivational interview intervention model for dating violence. Additionally, Olivia worked with a midwifery advocacy program, promoting legislation on behalf of families in the state. While living in Pennsylvania, Olivia worked with residents of halfway houses on issues around communicable disease prevention and treatment. She noticed that many of the women she worked with were discussing past or current experiences with sexual abuse and domestic violence, which contributed to her desire to better understand the broader picture of factors contributing to intimate partner violence and sexual assault, how to support survivors, and how to prevent violence from occurring in the first place. Originally from Florida, Olivia enthusiastically returned to the Southeast in August 2016 to join SCCADVASA as the Prevention Coordinator.