Olivia Hustleby

Graduate Student
MA Cohort 2013


Sustainable Development and the Environment


Olivia Hustelby is from Temecula, CA and earned her B.A. in Anthropology with a minor in Biological Sciences from Fordham University in New York. While at Fordham, Olivia ran NCAA Division I Cross Country & Track, as well as participated in various activities, such as serving as the Chair of Sustainability for the Student Culinary Council. Her involvement with the Student Culinary Council and other environmental groups on campus led to her interest in sustainable food production.

After graduating from Fordham University, Olivia travelled to Lithuania as part of Fordham’s Global Outreach program to learn and practice sustainable farming techniques. During her time in Lithuania, she stayed on an asparagus farm in partnership with the Auksuciai foundation and also volunteered at a local hospice in Vilnius, Lithuania’s capital. Her time in Lithuania furthered her interest in sustainable agriculture and motivated her to pursue a master’s degree in global & international studies.

As a part of the MAGIS program, Olivia will focus her research on sustainable development and the environment and will continue to explore her interest in sustainable food production. Finding ways to produce food that are clean, natural, and non-wasteful is fundamental to the health of the environment and Olivia hopes to be involved in making the necessary changes to the food system both in the U.S. and abroad.



GLOBL 120 - Global Ideol/WrldOrdr; FALL 2013