Olivia graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 2019 with a B.S. in Mathematics.


She has begun pursuing her Ph.D. at the University of  Michigan School of Information.


Olivia conducts research in Human-Computer Interaction, with a focus on family informatics.

Olivia recently presented her work at CHI 2019 in Glasgow, UK.


Olivia's research and internship experience has taken her from University research labs to Wall Street. 



Olivia was born and raised in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. She attended E.L. Meyers High School, where she was a member of the nationally recognized debate team, the drum major for the band and the Salutatorian of the Class of 2015.


Olivia pursued her B.S. in Mathematics at Penn State University, as a Millennium Scholar. She is currently a first-year Ph.D. student at the University of Michigan School of Information. She will study human-computer interaction, with a focus on developing new technologies for child care teams.


Throughout her research career, she has pursued research endeavors at Penn State, Indiana University, and the University of Washington. In her free time, she plays the piano, and exercises at Orangetheory Fitness.


THON, Penn State Dance Marathon | Volunteer, 2015-2019

Presidential Leadership Academy, 2016-2019

Millennium Scholars Program Cohort Council | Treasurer, 2016-2018

Penn State Science LionPride | Ambassador of the Eberly College of Science, 2015-2019

Eberly College of Science Climate and Diversity Committee | Undergraduate Representative


CRA-W DREU Participant 2018

Dean's List, 2015-2019

Millennium Scholar

President's Freshman Award Winner | 4.0 GPA

PA NASA Research Space Grant Winner

Olivia Richards

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