Olivia Garcia is an assistant professor of history at Bakersfield College and freelance writer. She is also an executive board member of the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Prior to her tenure-track position at Bakersfield College, Olivia spent 20 years as a journalist, mostly at The Bakersfield Californian, and about 10 years as an adjunct faculty for Bakersfield College and California State University, Bakersfield, teaching courses in history, journalism and communications. She joined the Bakersfield College Foundation a couple years ago with the hope make a positive contribution to the organization.
“As a proud BC Alumni and current faculty member, I am honored to serve on the Bakersfield College Foundation. I love Bakersfield College for its has given me and countless other students an opportunity and a path to academic and professional success. It is my hope that through my involvement in the Foundation I can give back to a campus that has given me so much.”