Suzanne Olive, Volunteer Coordinator
Suzanne Olive is from Saint Paul, MN and graduated from the University of Minnesota in May of 2017 with a B.A. in Sociology, a minor in Spanish Studies, and a second minor in Chinese. She has always been passionate about learning languages, and her studies in Sociology helped her uncover another passion: social justice. Through her church in Saint Paul, Suzanne came to know many Karen people and is now married into a Karen family.
She had known about the Karen Organization of Minnesota for some time before serving one year at KOM as an AmeriCorps VISTA through the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits from 2017 to 2018. Suzanne is excited and grateful to have the opportunity to stay on staff at KOM as the Volunteer Coordinator, and to stay connected to the community she has learned so much more about since working at KOM.