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My Name Is... Caroline Olsen of Arvada

Chamber of commerce employee loves adrenaline and adventure


About me

I am fascinated by the world around me and how, through our actions and perspectives, I can help shape it into something more.

I'm 24, and in that short time have lived a little in many places. I was born in Wisconsin but shortly after moved to Oklahoma, where I spent a good portion of my childhood. After high school I moved to Colorado Springs to attend Colorado College and study history. I love people and learning about people and events. There, I found a deep passion for social justice issues, which have always intrigued me, and I studied the Tulsa Race Riots, a subject I later created a film on for my master's thesis at Syracuse.

After a year at Syracuse, I knew I wanted to be back in Colorado. So my boyfriend, Colin, and I packed up our stuff and moved to Denver. We now live in Cherry Creek with our two cats, Waffles and Booger. It's pretty great.

Fasicnated by digital media

I also just started a job with the Arvada Chamber of Commerce and the Arvada Visitors Center as their community outreach coordinator. And I love it. I really enjoy getting to work with various forms of communication, social media and people. I'm particularly fascinated by the analysis side of social media and find that and documentary film very similar. It's all about people and communication. Someday, I hope to be in a similar position as this, doing digital media, film and public relations with various nonprofit organizations.

In my free time

When I'm not working, I love to find some aerobic outlet to reach the next level. Whether it is yoga, hot yoga, acro- or aerial yoga, rock climbing, hiking, slacklining and highlining — I'll do it. I love being challenged and having the feeling of accomplishment that each of those bring. You never reach that highest peak, always challenging yourself to do better. With those activities, there is always something more you can move towards.

I also love traveling, and have been lucky enough to visit some truly beautiful places. Some of those places really left an impact on me: In college I was able to study in Mongolia, where I lived with nomads. This past June, I went to Africa and I spent an hour with the silverback gorillas in the jungles of Rwanda. Traveling truly gives you a different perspective, allowing you a glimpse into the world outside of your community, shaping you into who you really are.


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