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Olivia Kelly
Agency: U.S. Forest Service
Program: Resource Assistance Program (RAP)
Location: New Mexico Ecological Services Field Office
Intern Year(s): 2024

Olivia Kelly

Olivia is a first year Master's student in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies. She received her Bachelor's degrees in biology and anthropology from the University of Virginia. Her interests include restoration ecology, botany, Chihuahuan Desert ecology, public outreach, and community engagement. Olivia is from southern Ohio originally, but has lived most of her life in Southern Ohio, Kentucky, and Virginia. She moved to New Mexico in 2021 and spent two years working as an intern at the Bureau of Land Management's Las Cruces District Office. While with BLM, she did field work and vegetation surveys, was a soil science technician, and worked in public outreach and youth engagement. She recently moved to Albuquerque to pursue her Master's at UNM. Olivia spends most of her time outside of school with her daughter, Freya. They enjoy hiking, kayaking, riding bikes, walking their dog, and going on camping trips to see more of the southwest.

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