Outside of research, I enjoy a few other hobbies. I love doing insect outreach with kids, my 11 year old niece is one of my favorite students. I have played and coached roller derby and skated under the name Rumble Bee. I'm a member of the Ukulele Players of the Palouse, and a proud volunteer and advocate for the work done by The Trevor Project. Presently, I live and work in Pullman, WA with my partner, our 4 dogs, 2 cats, birds, chickens, rabbits, and a ton of bees. Apparently getting a Ph.D. wasn't enough learning for me, so I'm studying and learning American Sign Language (ASL). I enjoy making art with friends, and trivia night at the local brewery! Check out my CV below the photo gallery if you're more interested in the professional projects I've done.
My teaching philosophy
My goal as an instructor is to provide skills, inspire curiosity, and offer support to students in pursuit of their own goals, rather than mine. I'm committed to working on my own cross-cultural competency, so that I can facilitate the best learning environment for my students. I will do my best to open doors for you and meet you where you are, I will work to know you and see you and celebrate your successes. I will always include perspective on your intersectional experience when supporting you, and will work toward an equitable space for you to explore and develop your career path.
View my most recent CV olsson_cv_2022july.pdf
Updated July 2022