Meet the Graduate Assistants: Spring Olivares

We’re reviving our “Meet the Graduate Assistants” section for Spring 2023! As part of this series, we sat down with returning Help Desk GA Spring Olivares to learn more about her favourite haunts in Champaign-Urbana, video game recommendations, and more.

Spring Olivares

Spring, a person with black and blonde hair and glasses, leans against the frame of a log cabin door.

Spring hails from Baltimore, Maryland, where she enjoys the history, being close to stuff, and the diverse population. She is a first year, second semester student in the MSLIS program, hoping to work in a museum or library in the future.

  • What is your favorite part about working at the Help Desk?
    • The people. It’s easy to do good work when you feel supported.
  • What is your video game?
    • The Layers of Fear series.
  • If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
    • Japan or Nepal.
Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo credit: Anthony Surace, Flickr.
Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo credit: Anthony Surace, Flickr.
  • Where’s your favorite spot to hang out on campus/CU?
    • In Champaign-Urbana: My house. On campus: Near the Help Desk.
  • If given the opportunity, what book would you choose to reread again for the first time?
  • What would your superhero superpower be?
    • Invisibility.
  • What technology are you *really* most interested in for teaching/learning?
    • Canva.
  • If you were an animal, what would you be?
    • Llama.
A llama against a purple background wearing a hat.
  • Who would (or would you want to) play you in a movie about your life?
    • Keira Knightley.

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