Olivia Valdes

Olivia Valdes

Associate Editorial Director

Education

B.A., American Studies, Yale University

Introduction

Olivia Valdes is the Associate Editorial Director for LiveAbout. She has been with Dotdash since 2017.

Experience

Olivia began writing for Dotdash as a freelance education writer in 2017, covering college admissions and study skills on ThoughtCo. The following year, she joined ThoughtCo’s editorial staff, managing a team of freelancers and overseeing all content initiatives on the site. In 2019, she was the editorial lead in the launch of Learn Religions, LiveAbout, and AboutEspañol; in 2020, she was the editorial lead in the re-launch of Treehugger.

Before joining Dotdash, Olivia worked in the manuscript editorial department at Yale University Press. She has also written for The Economist Careers Network and other education outlets.

Education

Olivia graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in American Studies. 

LiveAbout and Dotdash

LiveAbout is a reference site focused on entertainment, activities, and hobbies. We know that time away from the stress of work and responsibilities at home is limited, and we want to help you make the most of those precious hours.

That’s why our coverage is a lovable jumble of urban legends, sports history, and esoteric trivia. Our articles discuss everything from fashion advice to UFO sightings, all so you can make the most of your time off.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.