Olympia is from Manhattan’s Chinatown, where she started learning violin and piano around age 3 at the neighborhood music school founded by her mother. At age 9, during a recurring shortage of violists at chamber music camp, Olympia found her true love, the viola. Olympia played violin and viola in youth orchestras and serious string quartets, spending her formative years in the InterSchool Orchestras of New York and the Manhattan School of Music Preparatory Division. At MSM, Olympia studied with Albert Markov (violin) and Stanley Bednar (viola). At Princeton, where she earned a degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Olympia continued her viola studies with Nicholas Cords and chamber music studies with the Brentano String Quartet. She also holds a Masters degree in Environmental Health Sciences from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Currently, Olympia is the assistant director at her mother’s school, the Florentine School of Music, Art & Academics, where she heads the Yamaha music education program for young children and their parents. Olympia also likes biking, woodworking and making eclectic music with friends.