Olivia Harkins

I graduated in


I majored/minored in

Double major: Chemistry and Art & Design

I currently live in

Canton, MI

My current or most recent professional title/role is

Clinical Laboratory Technician at Lynxdx, a covid testing facility accredited by the College of American Pathologists

My career path and accomplishments since graduating from Alma:

Since graduating from Alma I have been able to utilize both my degrees. I am working as a clinical laboratory technician where I process saliva and nasal samples with the Polymerase Chain Reaction method. This allows me to apply both my knowledge of chemistry and biology. As a hobby I have pursued my love of art and have been working on drawings, paintings, as well as tattoo designs for clients. It is always amazing to see my work in someone’s house or on their body.

My Alma experience prepared me for my career, graduate school, and life by

My Alma Education helped me prepare for the “real world”. As a collegiate athlete at Alma, I was able to excel in learning how to balance work, life, and leisure. As I will be pursuing graduate school to become a Pathologist Assistant, Alma helped me create a notable resume through a liberal arts education, numerous work and volunteer opportunities, and fantastic professors whom I use as references. Both peers and superiors at Alma College help you achieve your full potential!