Student Spotlight: Olivia Martin
Olivia Martin is a Presidential Scholar majoring in Biology at College of DuPage. She also likes to get involved.
This stems from her years in high school, when she participated in a variety of clubs and volunteered outside of school. While at College of DuPage, she has participated in the Model UN, Students for Animal Defense, the French Club and the Living Leadership Program, and she currently volunteers with the Naperville Area Humane Society and Saturday Stars, a tutoring program for elementary school-age children.
“Through these clubs and programs, I have attended conferences and workshops on developing many applicable skills,” she said. “Participating in clubs helps me learn valuable skills outside of the classroom.”
In 2012, Martin was elected as the new Student Trustee on the College's Board of Trustees. She would like to create a forum to strengthen communication between students and the administration.
“By organizing students’ opinion in different ways, we can gain broader participation,” she said. “I plan to follow through with more traditional outreach approaches like visiting student clubs, hosting tables to speak with students, and participating actively in Student Leadership Council. I am very eager to begin my work and to continue building on the previous trustee’s work.”