Oliwia spends a lot of time thinking about how policies shape our world, particularly in the context of environmental justice. During her undergraduate studies at Lehigh University, she co-established multiple gardens and parks that provided welcoming outdoor spaces for the neighborhood to enjoy in place of previously empty lots.

At Southside, she develops educational content and works hands-on with City Farm to bring access to fresh foods in Providence.

From eating freshly harvested strawberries as a child to gardening every year as an adult, Oliwia finds solace in spending time in nature and believes that everyone deserves to feel connected to the land they live on.