MHS alumna Olivia Harrington grows social media influence

Gabriella Anderson, Chief Editor

Students from Monroe High School are going down different paths all over and accomplishing great things. Olivia Harrington, a MHS alumna, is taking big steps and becoming an online influencer. 

Harrington graduated from MHS in 2017 when she was only 17 and is currently 21 years old. After graduating, Harrington got her associates degree in business management from Monroe County Community College. Along with that, she studied abroad and took a trip to the British Isles. 

Harrington said she had planned to continue schooling but believes it was something bigger that changed the course of her life. 

“After graduating, I thought transferring to Wayne State for my bachelor’s was my next step but God had other plans,” she said. “My transcript was sent over one day too late, exempting me from all scholarships I was set to have that would cover tuition. I thought long and hard about what to do next as my life that I had planned was changing drastically.”

Harrington said she decided more schooling was no longer the path for her and decided to pursue her dreams and dig into a career in fashion. She started growing her social media platforms, creating her own website, and even partnering with brands. 

This was a huge step for Harrington in a whole new direction. She said that it happened fast, but she enjoyed it. 

“Life as I knew it was changing before my eyes and, suddenly, I was meeting so many other creatives who wanted to help me reach the next level.”

Harrington has been very successful in becoming an influencer and pursuing her fashion career. She is the COO of a luxury fashion brand based out of New York City called Zoulette as well as the content creative specialist at TCF, a local brand from Monroe. 

Harrington ultimately credits a lot of her success to the staff at MHS and her time spent there. 

“MHS truly is the reason why I had the courage and inspiration to even chase after my dreams that I never thought were possible,” Harrington said. “If it weren’t for the daily pep talks from Mrs. Carr and Mrs. Massingill, wisdom, and love from Mrs. Weaks, marketing strategies and tips from Mr. Brown, and Mrs. Kern the woman who helped me reconnect myself with something I loved every day in class I wouldn’t be where I am today.”

At just 21 years old, Harrington is succeeding at an amazing career in fashion. She is now traveling all the time and receiving amazing opportunities everyday.