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Olivia Whalen

Olivia Whalen

Olivia Whalen

Associate Director, MPA Program

Olivia Whalen joined the Watson Institute as a senior administrator for the MPA program in May 2020. Prior to Brown, Olivia worked at Harvard University, most recently as assistant director of admissions and recruitment at Harvard Kennedy School. Previous to that, she was the undergraduate coordinator at the registrar of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Olivia developed a strong commitment to public service during her Jesuit undergraduate education at Boston College, earning a B.A. in English and Hispanic Studies. She also holds an A.L.M. in English from Harvard Extension School.