Sophomore Olivia O’Dell studies fashion communication here at Stephens College. She came to Stephens from the small town of Lexington located outside Kansas City, Missouri. O’Dell comes from a large family that includes five siblings, of which she is the third oldest. Although she no longer lives at home, her family remains incredibly important to her. In fact, her grandmother Gladys Collins is the person she admires most. Her grandmother also came from a large family. Not knowing her father, Gladys essentially raised her six younger siblings. Olivia admires her grandmother because she is a charitable, sweet and understanding woman despite her rough upbringing. She is very close with her grandmother and hopes to live her life in such a way that she also remains a pleasant, happy person despite life’s eventual hardships.