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Olivia Kurima is from Houston, Texas. She is a fourth-year Stage Management major in the School of Design and Production and is very excited to be a Student Ambassador this year! In her free time, she loves baking/cooking for her friends, reading and going thrifting. She can't wait to meet you!

What brought you to UNCSA?

One of the main reasons I decided to come to UNCSA was all of the opportunities that I would get by coming to a school that has such amazing programs not just in theatre, but also in dance, opera, film, etc. Not only would I be getting the experience to work with such a variety of performance styles but I would also have access to the vast alumni network that UNCSA has, which has already helped me learn so much. Through the connections that UNCSA has I was able to get an internship at Cirque Du Soleil in Las Vegas this past summer which was one of the best experiences I have ever had. 

What is your favorite place to go in Winston and why?

My favorite place to go in Winston-Salme is Design Archives which is a Vintage and Handmade Emporium downtown that has local vendors selling either their own handmade clothes or jewelry or selling curated thrifted items. The staff are always super welcoming and it’s a great place to just walk around and see what people are selling. Lost in Time is also another great emporium, located outside of downtown, that specializes more in vintage items and is much larger.