Meet your team leads Janaya & Olivia – McCombs Kickoff August 22

janayaJanaya Lavalais

Grade: Sophomore

Major: Interested in MIS and Marketing

Hometown: Austin, TX

“I’m excited to give incoming students perspective of what their first year of McCombs can look like while showing them the numerous possibilities of activities and organizations to be apart of within UT as a whole.”

Janaya studied abroad this past summer in Edinburgh, Scotland as a part of the McCombs SIP Business Law Program. While abroad she also got to travel around to London and Dublin for some sightseeing. Janaya is currently the Publicity Chair for The Undergraduate Business Council, a Community Leader in The McCombs Leadership Program, and a member of the Dean’s Insight Network (DIN).

Janaya is very interested and passionate in all social justice issues regarding LGBTQ+ rights and women’s rights. She attends a discussion based group every Friday’s hosted by UT’s Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) called Feminist Friday’s to address issues that women face in society.


Olivia LeVineolivia

Year: Sophomore

Major: BHP, Marketing

Hometown: Woodbridge, CT

“As an out of state student I came to UT without any friends or even passing acquaintances. McCombs Kickoff gave me the opportunity to meet people entering the same program and to make friends who made freshmen year so much more fun.”

Get your forks and knives out; Olivia is coming back from an internship in London at ETM Group, a restaurant chain. After travelling the European continent, she is ready to lead you on an adventure through the forty acres.

On campus Olivia is the treasurer for Texas Angels, a spirit group, the founder of a Synchronized Swimming Club, and an Honors Business Association member. She also spent the last semester as the event coordinator for the BeVocal Student Organization.

Olivia looks forward to more synchronized swimming competition and baking her way through the next three years at UT.

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