Directing &Producing TV Entertainment @ NFTS.
Queen of Accents.
A biography, abridged
Here's the lowdown: I'm a content creator, video producer, and storyteller who's currently pursuing a masters degree at the National Film & Television School.
I've got a few powers under my belt too, like monkey-avoidance, the ability to do a head stand, and telepathy. One of these powers is a downright lie.
I speak English, Arabic, French and Webdings (just kidding, #fakenews) fluently, so if you're ever looking for someone to do some translations, I'd love to hear from you.
My alma mater is Rutgers University, where I studied French, Russian and Art History for my bachelors degree. While at Rutgers, I worked as an Assistant Editor on the award-winning documentary Antarctic Edge: 70° South. I also interned at the NJ Film Festival, worked as a researcher, a mentor and a writing instructor, and held the Arts Entertainment Editor position at The Rutgers Review.
Post-uni, I interned at Business Insider's branded content department BI Studios for several months and then flew off to Malaysia for my Fulbright grant, where I represented the U.S. government at a grassroots level, teaching English as a second language. It was there that I learned one of the most important life lessons: never, ever smile at monkeys. If you guess the correct answer, I'll give you a high-five!
After my Fulbright adventure, I went on to work in project management in New York and Philadelphia. Some of my clients included Comcast and NYU Langone Medical Center.
Accolades, Education & Projects
Finalist in Flare Studio Scholarship competition | 2017
Phi Beta Kappa | 2015
Phi Sigma Iota | 2015
The Matthew Leydt Society (top 2% of the Class of 2015 at Rutgers) | 2015
Recipient of Most Outstanding Female Senior Award from the French Department at Rutgers | 2015
Winner of John van der Poel Examination in French | 2015
Best Actress Award from sketch group College Ave Players | 2015
Undergraduate Awards "Highly Commended" (essay submitted was classified in the top 10% out of 4,791 essay submissions) | 2014
2018-2020 | MA, Directing and Producing Television Entertainment at National Film and Television School
2016 | Fulbright Scholarship, Malaysia
2011-2015 | BA, Magna Cum Laude, French major and double minor in Russian and Art History at Rutgers University
Producer & Creator of Three Generations, a studio-sitcom, as part of my graduation project | 2019 - current
Director of "as-live" monologue | 2018
Producer of Culture Shock, an original NFTS student production of a live arts & culture magazine show | 2018
Director of pilot episode of multi-camera studio show "Kitchen Chaos," an original NFTS student production | 2018
As part of her Fulbright placement, Olympia developed a Composting Program at S.M.K Dato' Mahmud School in Malaysia, which was the first of it's kind in the entire district of Pekan | 2016
Assistant Editor of documentary "Antarctic Edge: 70 Degrees South" | 2013