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.
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.
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.
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.