About Olivia Howell

Olivia is a Global Policy and Advocacy Intern at Global Poverty Project. She recently graduated from college where she studied Spanish and Global Health. Having just moved to NYC, she is finding it full of fascinating people, secret spaces, and inspiring ideas. Other interests include: yoga, biking, and continuing to develop her beliefs through dialogue.

Why Olivia Howell is a Global Citizen

I am a Global Citizen because I believe that it is possible to achieve a world where all people have access to quality food, education, and economic opportunity regardless of their race, gender, socioeconomic status, or nationality. I think that voices in number can achieve great influence, and am committed to working away from division and towards collaboration.

Stories

  1. Article: How Empowering Women Could End World Hunger

    How Empowering Women Could End World Hunger

    By Olivia Howell|Caterpillar Foundation|Aug. 11, 2016

    Giving women in agriculture equal access to resources means that 150 million fewer people go hungry. Read more

  2. Article: 5 technologies to have on your radar in 2016

    5 technologies to have on your radar in 2016

    By Olivia Howell|Global Poverty Project|Jan. 25, 2016

    Creative innovations that promise to change the landscape of international development Read more

  3. Article: How you helped to give the world a hygiene indicator

    How you helped to give the world a hygiene indicator

    By Olivia Howell|Global Poverty Project|Jan. 6, 2016

    Thanks to the efforts of global citizens, hand washing has become an indicator for development Read more

  4. Article: More than 1 million lives to be spared from infectious disease

    More than 1 million lives to be spared from infectious disease

    By Olivia Howell|Global Poverty Project|Dec. 29, 2015

    Investing in vaccines is key to curbing infectious disease. Read more

  5. Article: 7 laws you won't believe actually exist

    7 laws you won't believe actually exist

    By Olivia Howell|CHIME FOR CHANGE|Dec. 10, 2015

    On Human Rights Day, a look at gender discrimination in the law. Read more

  6. Article: How one small country is ridding the atmosphere of CO2

    How one small country is ridding the atmosphere of CO2

    By Olivia Howell|Global Poverty Project|Dec. 9, 2015

    This country of 700,000 absorbs 3 times as much carbon as it produces. Read more

  7. Article: Pearl Jam wants to end gender based violence

    Pearl Jam wants to end gender based violence

    By Alison Shea  and  Olivia Howell|Global Poverty Project|Dec. 7, 2015

    Yet another reason why Pearl Jam is awesome - as if they weren't already rockstars. Read more

  8. Article: G20 Leaders' Summit is heavy on the goals but lacks real policy

    G20 Leaders' Summit is heavy on the goals but lacks real policy

    By Olivia Howell|Global Poverty Project|Nov. 21, 2015

    Global Citizen celebrates a win, but concrete policy proposals were absent overall. Read more

  9. Article: Canada's new PM scores major points for gender equality

    Canada's new PM scores major points for gender equality

    By Olivia Howell|Global Poverty Project|Nov. 20, 2015

    He may not be your typical PM, but he knows that democracy doesn't function without gender equality. Read more

  10. Article: A look at childhood survival on World Prematurity Day

    A look at childhood survival on World Prematurity Day

    By Olivia Howell|Global Poverty Project|Nov. 17, 2015

    Celebrating successes and reflecting on where improvements can still be made Read more