Olivia Weiner

Director of Student Life, Forbes College, Residential Colleges
(609) 258-4825
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001 Forbes College

Ms. Weiner serves as the Director of Student Life (DSL) for Forbes College. In this capacity, she is the primary staff member within the residential college responsible for supporting and enhancing the undergraduate residential and extracurricular experience of students from all four years residing in or affiliated with that college. She coordinates efforts to assist the college's students around health and wellness issues and serves as the liaison between the student, his or her family, academic deans, and other relevant Campus Life offices; upholds expectations for good conduct and citizenship through conflict resolution, investigating and adjudicating disciplinary issues, and helping students to understand the value of living in a diverse community; oversees the Residential College Adviser program within the college; and plans, implements, and supports non-academic educational and social programming by advising the College Council and other student leaders.

Olivia received her B.A. from The George Washington University in Political Science and Hispanic Literature, and her M.S. from Colorado State University in Student Affairs in Higher Education. While originally from the U.S., Olivia primarily grew up abroad, spending time in Ghana and Costa Rica. Prior to coming to Princeton, Olivia served in a variety of roles at Colorado State University, International House NYC, and most recently, Marymount Manhattan College. Her experiences include work in residential education, diversity and inclusion, leadership development, and international student services. Olivia takes a holistic approach to student development and actively works to promote and foster a culture of inclusion where students feel supported to succeed, have a sense of belonging, and feel that they matter. Her professional interests include access to higher education, identity development (particularly that of the global nomad, multiracial, and multicultural individuals), intercultural communication, and social justice training and development. Outside of work, Olivia loves traveling, listening to podcasts, and enjoys all things health and wellness, including spinning, running, yoga, mindfulness, and cooking. Olivia lives in Princeton, New Jersey with her partner and their dog, Sani.