Olivia Marks

Students can follow Olivia Marks’ candidate campaign on

Instagram, @oliviam4queen.

Question: What is your year and major at Missouri State?

Answer: I am a senior double majoring in biology and criminology

Q: Where are you from?

A: I am from Edwardsville, Illinois, which is around 25 miles from St. Louis!

Q: What organization are you representing as a candidate?

A: For homecoming this year, we are representing ourselves as opposed to the previous years where an organization is sponsoring us. We still have the opportunity to participate in events with the organizations we were in, so this year I am participating with Alpha Omicron Pi.

Q: What other organizations are you involved in at Missouri State?

A: I really love getting involved, so I have been involved with Mo State LEAD, Mock Trial, Student Government Association, Order of Omega and Fraternity and Sorority Life Social Awareness.

Q: What are some of your other hobbies, outside of school?

A: When I have free time, I really like hanging out with friends, going to parks, sewing and listening to music. I really like getting outside, playing disc golf or just hanging out.

Q: What are your plans post-graduation?

A: Right now, my post-graduation plans are not really certain, but I do have an idea of what I want to do! I might go to graduate school or go directly into a full-time job if I can find one. I want to go into forensic biology and work in a laboratory! 

Q: Give us one piece of advice for students experiencing their first MSU Homecoming.

A: If this is your first homecoming, I recommend getting involved in everything you can!

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