Olivia studies technical art history and early modern scientific prints and drawings. She received her BA in Physics and Art History from the University of California, Berkeley in 2014. Before starting at Northwestern she worked for two years digitizing early 20th century wax cylinder audio recordings. Her current research interests include the role of images and image making in early modern botany, natural history, astronomy and cosmography and the impact of instruments and different technologies of image making on early modern scientific practice. Olivia is also a member of the Northwestern Research group the Center for Scientific Studies in the Arts, where she is working to develop and apply non-contact imaging techniques for the investigation of works on paper.