Olivia Haas is a senior at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), where she is studying mathematics secondary education. Olivia plans to attend graduate school to obtain a doctoral degree in math education.
Prior to serving as NJEA Preservice Vice President, Olivia served as the NJEA Preservice secretary during the 2019-2020 year. In that role, Olivia helped plan and lead Preservice events, such as Preservice Preview and the newly implemented Game Nights for members. To increase membership, Olivia spoke at colleges throughout the state about the importance of unionization and the opportunities NJEA Preservice provides its members.
Olivia has served on the NJEA Women in Education committee, and she has been a member of the Mercer County Education Association Legislative Action Team. Additionally, Olivia has attended the NEA Aspiring Educators State Leaders meetings and helped lead a discussion on teacher prep exams with Cameo Kendrick.
At TCNJ, Olivia is a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa circle, the Gamma Zeta chapter of the Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society and is a new inductee of the Theta Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon. She also serves as the secretary of the Women’s Club Soccer Team and is an active member of Best Buddies, an organization that fosters friendships between students with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities. Olivia has worked as a tutor in the Tutoring Center and TCNJ since the fall of 2019. In spring 2020, was a learning assistant in a Calculus B course on campus and is currently a class tutor for a Number Theory course.
As the newest NJEA Preservice Vice President Olivia looks forward to being more involved in the Preservice community, working to grow membership and aid the next generation of educators. She is looking forward to sharing the bountiful opportunities and benefits that the union offers with aspiring educators.