MANSFIELD, PA – Olga Bilardi of Roaring Brook Twp, PA has been selected as Mansfield University’s Outstanding Senior for the 2018-19 academic year. Olga was presented with her award by Interim President Peter Fackler at the university’s 154th Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 4th. Olga graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology: Lifespan Development and Counseling.
Olga was born in Bryansk, Russia, and was adopted by her parents when she was an infant. Olga said that Mansfield has offered her many opportunities to flourish as a professional, scholar, and individual. She had the opportunity to conduct research under the psychology department and present the results at two research conferences. She has also been involved in many student organizations on campus and held officer positions within each of the following groups: Psychology Club, Psi Chi, and the Community Service. She recently completed an internship during at the Wallenpaupack Area School District, where she worked under the supervision of two school psychologists and the director of special education.
Olga plans to attend graduate school and earn her doctorate in School Psychology. Her ultimate goal is to become a nationally certified and licensed school psychologist.