Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins met with Olivia Lovendahl, a native of Waterville who is committed to reducing tobacco use among her fellow high school students. Olivia was recently named a National Youth Ambassador for Tobacco Free Kids following a competitive application process.
“Olivia’s passion and advocacy to prevent smoking among her peers will truly make a difference,” said Senator Collins. “I was delighted to welcome her to Washington, D.C., and hear about her moving personal story as well as her mission to reduce tobacco use in her high school and her community.”
After her grandmother passed away from lung cancer, Olivia has worked to raise awareness about the harm tobacco causes and to reduce its use among high school students and others. As a National Youth Ambassador, Olivia has received training through Tobacco Free Kids and will continue to advocate for reduced tobacco use. Olivia is a student at Waterville High School.