Selfie | Jess Olivieri

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Hi Everyone! Happy New Year!

My name is Jessica Olivieri and I am a junior in CSOM. I am studying Information Systems and Economics. I am from Milton, MA (about 20 min from BC) and I have lived there my whole life. I have an older sister who is currently studying to become a physical therapist. Both of my parents went to BC and always brought my sister and I to BC football, hockey, and basketball games, so it was an easy decision for me to come to BC.

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Growing up I was lucky to spend my summers both in Cape Cod and on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. I have grown to love waterskiing, jet skiing, and surfing. However, this past summer I went to Ireland for 8 weeks and interned at a place called the Innovation Academy. I mostly did film production and marketing, but I also tested out 3D printers and VR systems. For the 2 months I was in Ireland, it rained only 2 days (which the locals said was unheard of). Also, Guinness is so much better in Ireland than it is in the US. I love traveling and look for any opportunity to explore new places, meet new people, and learn new things.

Life at BC
My freshman year, I lived in Hardey on Newton, last year I lived in 90, and this year I live off campus on Chestnut Hill Ave. I love everything about BC and can’t wait to see what this next semester brings. On campus, I am on the women’s club ice hockey team (along with Maddie Kirby) and also manage the women’s varsity ice hockey team. I also have done Appa the past two years, where I went to Detroit and Baton Rouge. This year I am apart of Arrupe (yes, I am that person that sits in lower and begs for donations). My Arrupe group is heading to Guayaquil, Ecuador later this week! I enjoy talking to and learning about other people’s stories especially when it’s from a place I am not familiar with.

Class Expectations
I hope to learn more about how tech startups run and the different business models that they use. I am interested to learn about the challenges that startups faced and the challenges that well established tech companies experience day to day. After reading Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Startup Bubble by Dan Lyons, I am curious to see the type of people that work in tech startups and if there is any noticeable discrimination. I look forward to meeting new people and hearing about their journey to the tech world. I am excited for this great opportunity and I am grateful to be apart of the Tech Trek community.

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Here is a classic meme

I hope everyone has a restful break and I can’t wait to meet everyone in a few weeks! My twitter is @jolivieri_ !

– Jess O.

6 thoughts on “Selfie | Jess Olivieri

  1. Hey Jess!
    A few of my friends did Appa last year and loved it! Was it difficult for you to choose between Appa and Tech Trek this year since both trips take place over spring break? I hope you have a great time on your Arrupe trip! See you in class!

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  2. Hi Jess!
    I am also concentrating in information systems! I am really interested to see how the companies we visit are able to link their information technology with innovation and their overall business strategy. Good luck to your sister, my parents are both physical therapists! See you soon!

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  3. Hi Jess!

    Interning at Innovation Academy sounds fascinating! I tried VR glasses at a hackathon last year and I was blown away by them, so I think it’s really neat that you got to work with it over the summer! I’m looking forward to meeting you and hearing about Ecuador!

    Rachel

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  4. Great post Jess! Loved getting to learn a little more about you! I think it’s awesome that you were able to spend the summer interning in Ireland, and I would love to hear more about your experience there. Looking forward to the semester!

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