Ollie is native to Dearborn, Michigan, and was offered a scholarship to play football at GVSU.
With his free time, Ollie enjoys reading books (preferably on a beach), traveling, hiking, and cooking.
She was also a long-term volunteer at Mabarrat Um Al Hussein, an all boys’ orphanage and community center.
As a volunteer, she played learning games with the boys, assisted them with their homework, and chaperoned special events.
Cook Leadership Academy Fellows Where Emerging Leaders Prepare to Build Our Future Welcome to the Cook Leadership Academy! Cook Leadership Academy is a leader development program for 60 undergraduate and graduate students during the academic year.Simultaneously, Leah is still working on increasing her proficiency in Arabic, while simultaneously completing her thesis on Water Scarcity and Refugee Populations in Northern Jordan.Maria Beelen – Geology Maria is a senior at Grand Valley State University studying geology, as well as women, gender and sexuality studies.He hopes to pursue a legal career and eventually fund his own business venture.Leah Beaulac – Biology Leah is a biology major with minors in Arabic and Middle Eastern studies.
Ollie is passionate about influencing people to maximize their potential and chasing after their dreams.