Olivia Whyte: Fashion subcultures & social media
Olivia's hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Whyte in her element: surrounded by creativity, art and inspiration.
Intuitive. Creative. High-energy.
These are the words Olivia uses to describe herself. Wearing classic Doc Martins and a bright smile; Olivia fills the room with creativity and inspiration as she works toward her Master of Arts in Media Studies.
After earning an undergraduate degree in Media, Information and Technoculture from the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at Western, Olivia wanted to continue the interdisciplinary and theoretical aspects through the MA program. Her research focus is to understand how people self-brand and communicate through fashion on social media.
When asked about her dream job, she jokingly says she wants to establish a shelter for rescue dogs so that they are all cared for and have a home. However, in a more serious tone, Olivia states that she’ll use her degree to work in the field of digital media marketing.
“I’ve had 25 pairs of Converse in my life. I feel like Converse define my sense of style.”
“I find that the people I have met in the MA in Media Studies program have just been really inspiring. To be able to hear what they are interested in and get that energy and bringing it to myself has been really exciting.”
Profiles in the Meet Our Students section are written by students in the Master of Media in Journalism & Communication program, who are enrolled in MMJC 9604 - Professional Writing.