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Olivia Bizovi ‘12- Alum Profile

Why did you choose Siena College?

​I wanted to attend a smaller school where I would have more interaction with the faculty and students in my year, as well as be surrounded by people with similar values. When I visited the campus, I knew that this was the perfect place for what I was looking for.

Why Sociology?

​I wanted a program that would not only provide me a base that could be built upon academically and professionally, but also had a diverse faculty. This combination inherently presented a number of different opportunities and points of view throughout the coursework.

What was your most meaningful experience at Siena?

​The semester I spent in Amman, Jordan during the start of the Arab Spring. The opportunity to be immersed in another culture during a time where a number of political and social changes were taking place shaped how I evaluate and engage with issues to this day.

What was your favorite sociology course, and why?

​It’s difficult to pick just one course, but I would have to say The Theory of Criminology with Dr. Cherukuri was one of my favorites. The heavy emphasis on the theories that are the foundation of the U.S criminal justice system were not only interesting in and of themselves, but the fact that the root of those theories can be applied to a number of other concepts led me to incorporate what I learned in that class into very different course work.

What is your current job and how did your education at Siena prepare you for it?

​I currently work as an Intelligence Analyst with the Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area. The well-rounded education I received at Siena, made it easy for me to transition from school into the working field; especially through my participation in internships while there. The education and relationships I fostered while at Siena, have helped me navigate my current career and do something that is impactful.

Olivia Bizovi ‘12- Alum Profile

Olivia Bizovi

Class of 2012

Sociology Major

Mohegan Lake, N.Y.