While pursuing a degree in technical theatre, Olivia decided to explore event planning through a study abroad program in Edinburgh, Scotland. After returning to Texas, she furthered her events experience with internships at Kennedy Creative and Pearl Events Austin, as well as helping several non-profit groups with fundraisers. Olivia’s main focus is providing positive client experience and relations. As a native Austinite, she believes in developing community through shared experience and in giving back as much as possible (especially if puppies are involved!). In her spare time, Olivia runs her successful pet sitting business, Joyful Paws ATX, and is a Marketing Assistant and copywriter for the local tech startup, Homads.
Angelica Erazo, Diversity Fellow
Angelica is a recent graduate from Huston-Tillotson University. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Communications. Angelica’s experience is around marketing, technology and social media. She recently interned for Louis Vuitton-Seafolly as an international business associate in Barcelona, Spain and advocated for human rights during her study abroad in Cordoba, Argentina. Before her international experience, she had interned with great companies such as GSD&M, National Instruments and Google Fiber.
During her undergrad years, she teamed up with four other students and created Green is the New Black, a non-profit established to engage minorities on green initiatives, where the organization grew to become internationally recognized. She's been on two committees for the City of Austin and has been the logistics coordinator for DivHackathon, a program created to encourage minority students to enter the world of tech.
Angelica is now working at Dell Technologies where she works in the Tech Support Industry. We encourage you to take a look at Angelica's profile and connect with her via social media.
You can reach Angelica at email@example.com
Emily Gray Salada, Community and Curriculum Development VISTA
Emily Gray Salada is the AmeriCorps VISTA at Urban Innovators, the nonprofit arm of Urban Co-Lab, and works to develop partnerships and programs with local neighborhood, educational, and entrepreneurial communities. Inspired by the idea that everyday people hold the solutions to both the world's greatest challenges as well as those of their own communities, she is driven to empower and include others to bring their ideas and innovations to life. An Austin resident of 14 years with an appreciation for international travel, her educational and professional paths are guided by a focus on the local-global divide, community empowerment, and social entrepreneurship.
William Westpoint, Facilities and Community Resident
As Facilities and Community Resident, we are delighted to have William working with us to help clean and maintain the Urban Co-Lab space.