Olivia Espinoza

Olivia currently resides in Philadelphia after having moved from her home state of Massachusetts. She first began to get involved in social change work and develop as an educator during her time at the University of Massachusetts Amherst through her work with the UMass Alliance for Community Transformation. Olivia comes to the STOKE Collective as a facilitator and trainer who one-hundred-percent believes in the magic of slow and intentional work. She has witnessed how slowing down allows for deeper connections, mutual support, and trust to become intrinsic to the culture of our organizations, leading to deeper commitment to our people and movements and more organizing victories. She is eager to bring this relationship-centered approach to those creating bottom-up social change everywhere.