Olivia Grider

Communications Specialist

1710 Capital Hall
(205) 861-8672
ogrider@ua.edu

Initiatives: UA Service-Learning magazine, CESR website, communications projects

Olivia, from Pinson, Alabama, graduated summa cum laude in 2000 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she majored in mass communication and minored in history. While at UAB, she was a reporter and held several editor positions with the student newspaper, Kaleidoscope, and worked at The Leeds News in Leeds, Ala. She was UAB’s Journalism Student of the Year in 2000 and recipient of the UAB Communication Studies Department’s James E. Mills Scholarship in 1999 and 2000. Olivia spent 10 years writing and editing for national business-to-business magazines and websites, newspapers and other local publications, and her work has won national and regional awards. She joined CESR in December 2009.