Olivia Tuttle is a program manager for place-based and field-building work at Ascend at the Aspen Institute. She manages Ascend’s portfolio of work focusing on two-generation (2Gen) strategies within Los Angeles County and New Mexico, among other places. In her role, she provides project management, outreach and engagement, convening support, research and writing, and technical assistance.
Previously, Olivia was the Special Projects Program Associate for Ascend, providing research, administrative, programmatic, and outreach support. Prior to joining Ascend, Olivia worked in the nonprofit and public sectors: in her previous position with a management consulting firm, she supported a USDA loan and grant program in its mission to expand broadband to rural communities across America. She has also supported event planning and data management for a national nonprofit and led two AmeriCorps teams working with FEMA to support disaster response efforts in Houston, TX and Sacramento, CA.
Originally from Nevada, Olivia holds an MA in Criminal Justice and a BA in Criminal Justice and Psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While earning her master’s degree, she studied human trafficking and completed her thesis on international responses to human trafficking. Outside of work, Olivia enjoys yoga, hiking, listening to podcasts, eating plants, and drinking coffee.