Olivia Woodrich was diagnosed with TS at the age of seven. She is a 2016 Youth Ambassador and a 2019 Rising Leader for the Tourette Association of America. As such, she has traveled across the county giving anti-bullying and inclusion presentations on TS to over 15,000 students, teachers and school administrators. She also founded a non-profit organization, Label Me Brave, that teaches children with spectrum disorders how to advocate for themselves in the classroom. Olivia is currently a senior at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK, where she is a Political Science major with a minor in Pre-Law, and has lobbied on Capitol Hill with the TAA for the past seven years.
Olivia also competes in the Miss America and Miss USA pageant systems and has held four titles collectively, and currently holds the title of Miss Tulsa USA. She has received many awards for her social activist work surrounding TS. Including the Diana Award, given by HRH’s the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex, and the President’s Volunteer Service Award, given by President Barak Obama. Olivia has also done many interviews about self-advocacy and TS with the media, including PBS, Fox News, Cox Radio, Buzzfeed, and People magazine.