Olivia Ildefonso (she/her) is a PhD student in Earth and Environmental Sciences with a specialization in Human Geography at the Graduate Center of the City of New York. She studies the political economy of school segregation. Her research focuses on Long Island, New York. Olivia is a Long Island native and has worked as a racial justice activist on Long Island for the past ten years. She has worked for civil rights organization, ERASE Racism since 2010 and she has served on the board of directors for STRONG Youth since 2013.
Before becoming a GC Digital Fellow, Olivia was an Adjunct Lecturer at Queens College and a Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) fellow at John Jay College.