Olivia McCuskey joined the Education Alliance in August of 2019 as the Director of Strategic Engagement. In her role, Olivia works to develop, cultivate and strengthen the Alliance’s relationships with business, education and community stakeholders throughout the state to actively engage them as partners in the organization’s work. She also assists with several of the Alliance’s programs, including WV Ready Graduate.
Prior to joining The Education Alliance, Olivia spent four years with Inspire U.S., a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that worked with high school students on peer-led civic engagement efforts through voter registration, voter participation and voter engagement. She was the Regional Manager with the Inspire WV program for three years before joining the Inspire U.S. national team as the National Program Manager.
Olivia is a West Virginia native and grew up in St. Albans; she currently resides in South Charleston. Olivia attended Ohio University on a full athletic scholarship as a member of the Ohio University Women’s Basketball Team, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology with a minor in History in May 2014.