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Olivia Pepper
Olivia started working at UTA Brand Studio after graduating NYU Gallatin with a degree in Film and Philosophy. She speaks Italian and Mandarin, and studied abroad in Shanghai and Italy but chose to return to her native Los Angeles to work post-grad. She is a member of Beats and Pieces Art Collective, and exhibits her work as well as creating work for commission. Olivia is a feminist and active member of the LBTGQ community. Her written works not only aim to address gender dynamics and modern sexual orientation issues, but hope to ignite dialogue to continue to conversation outside of the blogosphere.

Entries by Olivia Pepper

Why, Yes! Your Doodles on Your Notebook are Basically the Same as the Commissions I Get For Portraits

(6) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 11:57 AM

There's a certain kind of person that hears I'm an artist and responds, "Cool, I've taken some art classes." I usually bite my tongue, but it also makes me wonder -- do they ever imagine how well those comments would go over in other fields? If a new acquaintance mentioned...

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Why I'm Not Working This Summer

(7) Comments | Posted July 25, 2011 | 11:11 PM

One might imagine that a young adult who blogs for the Huffington Post and attends New York University would end up with a summer job. I don't blame the extremely competitive job market for my unemployment. There are fatal flaws that I made, ones that I will be correcting next...

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Choosing a College, Choosing a Second Home

(4) Comments | Posted April 28, 2011 | 9:47 AM

To all those high school seniors coming up on the May 1 deadline, keep in mind the essentials. Don't let reputation get in your way, don't base your decision on rumors heard from other people.

Do your research. All of it. Most importantly, feel at home.

Our transition...

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Lucky in Love Parade

(3) Comments | Posted July 26, 2010 | 4:37 PM

As I look back on the past 24 hours, the same word that I have used countless times comes to my mind again. Our group has been chanting it like a mantra, as a sentence of shock and to remind ourselves of how close we came.

"We were so lucky."

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Is College Worth It?

(2) Comments | Posted June 22, 2010 | 11:20 AM

This June ended the opportunity for me to write analytical essays for high school English classes and to relax and enjoy the summer before I left for college. I was offered the chance to blog here, and instead I will now be obsessively documenting a trip backpacking through Europe, the...

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