B.A., American Studies, Yale University
Olivia Valdes is the Associate Editorial Director for LiveAbout. She has been with Dotdash since 2017.
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.
Olivia graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in American Studies.
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