Olivia Horte’19, Sustainable Community Development

Olivia currently works as a Programs Coordinator at the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, the non-profit responsible for the management and care of The
Greenway, a contemporary public park in the heart of Boston. She helps the Conservancy to raise funds for the park through various events, activations, and
other programming. A few of her main responsibilities are managing the food truck program, the various artisan and farmer’s markets in the park, as well as various
community and cultural events including festivals, live performances, and beer gardens. To prepare herself to this role, Olivia held an internship with the Greenway as an Events & Programs Intern, and also as a muralist for the Springfield Museums.  Olivia says, “The Sustainable Community Development major helped me to learn a wide variety of knowledge that lends itself to working for an urban park. This includes community and cultural awareness, urban greening and place-making strategies, city planning, ecology, climate change resilience, and writing skills. Additionally, I recently had a paper published with professor Theodore Eisenman in an academic journal which began as my senior thesis as an Honors College student at UMass.”

While at UMass, Olivia:
• Studied abroad in Bankok, Thailand and Copenhagen, Denmark
• Worked as an Usher for the Fine Arts Center