Olivia Parker

University of Maryland, School of Public Policy


DISCIPLINE: Master's of Public Policy

Olivia Parker is completing a Master’s of Public Policy at the University of Maryland’s (UMD) School of Public Policy. She recently completed an internship with the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command in Hawaii. In 2021, she graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s in Chinese and a minor in French. Surprisingly she walked and received her diploma in Taipei, Taiwan, where she finished her studies as a Boren Scholar and interned for a policy think tank. Apart from her academics, Olivia has worked as a Senior College Correspondent for National Public Radio. For the past eight years, she has produced many stories covering events in the Phoenix valley. As a correspondent, she also taught journalism, audio, video, and multimedia production to high school students in an after-school program through the station. Originally from Phoenix, AZ, she finds joy in telling people’s stories and finding new ways to be part of her community.