Olivia McNulty, Segal Fellow

Olivia McNulty

2017 City Year Segal Fellow

Olivia McNulty completed her year as an AmeriCorps Member serving with City Year Chicago in 2017. While serving, Olivia worked with 9th graders with the highest need for additional supports at Collins Academy High School in the North Lawndale community of Chicago, Ill. She is deeply committed to public education because she believes every student should have the opportunity for a quality education regardless of their socioeconomic status. In the 2018-2019 school year, she continued at Collins as a full-time teacher. Olivia was named the 2017 City Year AmeriCorps Member of the Year because of her deep dedication to the City Year value of "Students First, Collaboration Always." She strives to create safe spaces for students to express themselves and serves to empower young people to hold true to the values of knowledge, love, and human connection. Originally from New Orleans, La., Olivia moved to Chicago pursue a career in public education. She received her BS from Spring Hill College in Secondary Education and Social Science. During her time in undergrad, she supported the local high school and volunteered in the University of Alabama Children’s and Women’s Hospital for four years.