Olivia Menezes is a current sophomore at Florida State University majoring in Advertising and minoring in Psychology. This pair is indicative of her love for understanding people and being able to present the best resources for their specific needs.
Olivia grew up speaking both English and Portuguese because of her parent's Brazilian roots. Being bi-lingual, Olivia wanted to help those in her community who speak English as a second language to feel more comfortable with the language and ultimately close the language barrier that was impacting their lives. She was introduced to DARSA, a club where she's able to tutor elementary children in the public school system in multiple fields of study including English, Science, and History. Her experience with DARSA has been amazing and she is thankful she is able to use her own language skills to help others. When Olivia is not tutoring, you can find her at her sewing machine. Olivia recently taught herself how to sew and now creates her own stylish pieces. From t-shirts to tennis outfits, Olivia loves to use her creativity to make her own clothing.
Growing up, Olivia had an infatuation with home-living. She'd spend hours binging HGTV and always dreamed of having her own apartment one day. If there was an open house in the area, Olivia was begging her mom to take her to explore. When Olivia arrived at college, her passion for home-living continued. She took the time to tour nearly every apartment complex in the area before making a final decision. Olivia was searching for an off-campus apartment that was still close enough for her to walk to the stadium and campus. She wanted to feel independent enough to live off-campus but still have the luxury of being able to walk everywhere. Eventually, Olivia found the perfect fit for her. In addition to location, her new apartment had all the amenities she needed! She utilizes her gym and study room access daily and couldn't imagine an apartment without it.
When Olivia found out she was getting the opportunity to join our team, she was ecstatic because her two passions – helping her community and digital marketing – were combined in this one internship! Olivia truly believes that The Lubbock Apartment Association is committed to helping people find their perfect apartment and she is excited to be part of the team.