Degree: Bachelor of Science
Concentration: Landscape Design, Gardens, and Urban Environments
Graduation Honors: Cum Laude
How are you planning to use your degree?
I will be using my degree in the floral industry as I have accepted a job working at Dahlia’s Floral Design. I am excited to be integrating my passion of working with clients and flowers.
List clubs and activities while in school.
- Pi Alpha Xi Marshall
- Horticulture Club
- North Carolina General Assembly Intern
- The English Garden Florist Intern
- Dahlia’s Floral Design Employee
Whom do you want to thank?
First I would like to thank my family for constantly pushing me to be my best and for always being a phone call or FaceTime away. Secondly, I would like to my fiancé Dylan for putting a smile on my face every single day. No matter what I may face, I always know that I can get through anything with you by my side. And Lastly, I would like to thank all of my mentors and coworkers that have taught me so much about the floral industry. Allison, I am constantly amazed by your ability to lead and willingness to give to others. You have been a force to reckon with and it is an honor to work for you! I can’t wait to get back in the shop and “sling some flowers!”
Where are you currently working? Dahlia’s Floral Design
Advisor Comments (Anne Spafford):
Olivia is a positive energy powerhouse. She has a bubbly attitude that is downright contagious. She is an excellent plantswoman and I’m sure that, and her people skills, will come in handy as a florist at Dahlia’s Floral Design. Congratulations, Olivia!
Lee Ivy (Hort Teaching Faculty):
Congratulations Olivia! Best wishes for your future.
Olivia, congratulations! I am glad we got to be friends over the past few years. I always looked forward to PAX meetings – you and Tekan always did an amazing job feeding us all! Dahlia’s has gained a great employee with a positive attitude and passion for helping others. Take care and good luck in your next chapter!
Lis Meyer (Hort Teaching Faculty):
Congrats Olivia! Thanks so much for all your hard work for PAX this year–I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: as long as everyone is well fed, everything else will be just fine. So thanks for making sure everything always went excellently and feeding us well!