Born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico; Olivia currently lives in San Francisco, and majored in 2D animation at Academy of Art University. Olivia grew up watching nature documentaries, which fostered a love of learning about animals.
Olivia was a docent at the San Francisco zoo for five years, where she did everything from leading tours of schoolchildren, teaching visitors about animals via biofact carts, and answering questions such as "how many bones does a giraffe have in its neck?".
Olivia's fascination with animals translates into her work as realistic creature movement and creature design in the same vein as Terryl Whitlatch's work.