Olivia is the daughter of Robert G. Ruffino and Rhonda Hebert Ruffino (Debutante 1987), and she is the Great Grand Daughter of James F. Smith –(King 1985), and Niece of Dixie S. Guitreau – (Ball Captain 1987), and Cousin of Dana G. Favaro – (Queen 1982). Olivia was escorted by her father, Robert G. Ruffino, Sales Manager at Sherwood TV and Appliances, their family owned and operated business since 1969.
She is a sophomore at Southeastern Louisiana University where she is a Marketing Major and on the Dean’s List. Olivia is also a 2016 Graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy.
Olivia is a member of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Southeastern Marketing Association. Olivia is an active member of Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority where she served as Public Relations Chair in the Fall of 2017 and serves as Ritual Chair of Sigma Sigma Sigma for Spring 2018.
At St. Joseph’s Academy, Olivia was a member of National Honor Society, National Beta Club and French Club. Each year of high school, Olivia received awards for completing over 50 service hours each year. Olivia enjoys traveling, volunteering her time with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) at their Light the Night Walk and spending time with friends and family. Olivia has been an active LLS volunteer for the past 13 years after her father was diagnosed with CML (Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia) and has helped her father raise over $40,000. Additionally, she likes to volunteer at the Sister of Charites. Olivia also interned on the Pitch Perfect 2 movie and received movie credits as a Locations Assistant.