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Olivia Van Ledtje

Olivia (aka as LivBit) is a 9-year old who is smart about all things shark and hopes to be a future ichthyologist.  She is an ambassador for the Gills Club, an organization promoting girls in science through inquiry-based experiences meant to grow enthusiasm and activism for sharks.  Olivia is also a passionate advocate for books and using social media to promote digital citizenship, voice and audience.  Wanting to promote a deeper understanding about kindness in social media posting, Olivia is working hard to be a mentor tech example for others. She loves to tweet out messages that help kids love authors, books, and big ideas about life.

Olivia is also an accomplished ballerina and spent several weeks this summer at American Ballet Theater's Summer Intensive Program in NYC, where she connected with dancers for all over the world and found out that she is a city girl at heart.  She plays the violin, loves eating pizza, and has an incredible heart for all things Disney!

Olivia's work on LivBits has been featured all over the world, including conferences in Taiwan, Singapore, and England.  She was so excited to be included as a keynote speaker and voice for kids and social media at the Twitter Headquarters this past October. She’s been honored to present with accomplished authors at national conferences across the country, including NCTE, ASCD, ISTE, and ILA, and looks forward to more opportunities working with authors and organizations who share her drive to promote digital citizenship for kids.


Connect with Olivia at @thelivbits