Meet Olivia – LUM Summer Intern

Meet Olivia Bangert, the LUM Summer Intern. Olivia grew up and lives in Lafayette with her parents, Carol & Dave Bangert, and her dog, Fargo. She and her family are members of Immanuel United Church of Christ. Olivia graduated from Jefferson High School in 2019, where she was on the cross country and track teams. She is currently a junior at Manchester University (Indiana) majoring in Criminology with minors in Political Science and Sociology.

At LUM, Olivia is a full-time intern working with the food pantriesGood Samaritan ProgramEmergency ShelterImmigration ClinicLUM Camp and 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program. She stated that,

I am excited about this opportunity. It will give me a chance to learn more about the needs of the community and how I can have a role in making it better. So far, I love it here. It has already solidified my dream of working with families to give them support while focusing on issues of equality and social justice.

After graduation in 2023, Olivia is planning on studying law at New York University. In her free time, she enjoys baking, making “chunky” blankets, eating ice cream, and running, occasionally. LUM is fortunate to have someone with Olivia’s work ethic, passion and energy working as an intern this summer.

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