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Olivia Rotondi Penka

Teacher, English/History
BA, Psychology and Literature, Claremont McKenna College
MA, Teaching, USC

Favorite Books: (for adults) Love in the Time of Cholera & (for teens) The Giver
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Movies: Hook and Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Olivia taught 7th grade science and was a teachers assistant at a school for students with developmental, emotional and/or behavioral challenges (Dubnoff Center). She is passionate about reading and staying active. Olivia likes to play sports, read, travel and try new restaurants.

Every year I try to do one extreme athletic event with my husband. Last year I biked from Seattle to Portland (204 miles) in one day. I love to travel and I have been to every continent except Antarctica. I have been lucky to travel to China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and THe Czech Republic to play lacrosse.