Olivia Marie Paige Schneider

Bachelor of Science



Magna Cum Laude


Bend, Oregon

While earning my degree, my greatest supporters were

Some of my greatest support came from my family, especially my grandfather. I am so grateful for my Poppy, and to have been able to call him when I needed advice. A special thank you to my boyfriend and the comfort of my two cats for getting me through this bizarre final term.

My favorite SMC memory is

My favorite memories at SMC come from 2018 January when I took Suzanne Schmidt's class on craft and learned to knit with Genine Lentine. I love the different opportunities we had to engage with materials, and my favorite experience was having Sara Trail as a guest speaker.
“Tell them about how you're never really a whole person if you remain silent, because there's always that one little piece inside you that wants to be spoken out, and if you keep ignoring it, it gets madder and madder and hotter and hotter, and if you don't speak it out one day it will just up and punch you in the mouth from the inside.”
— Audre Lorde