Sports Enthusiast Joins Women’s Center to Advocate for Women’s Equity in Sports

By Olivia Brzozowski

Hi! My name is Olivia Brzozowski and I am a graduate student here at UMKC. I graduated from the University of Kansas in December 2017 where I majored in Sports Management. For three years, I was the mascot at KU, Baby Jay. Being the mascot got me heavily involved with the athletics department, and made me want to pursue working in the sports industry. I interned with KU Athletics as well, working in the marketing and fan experience department. After graduating, I interned with Kansas City Athletics in the Student-Athlete Support Services Office (SASSO) working as an academic mentor. I then accepted a graduate assistant position in SASSO, where I am currently a second year GA. When I graduate in May, I hope to continue working in college athletics in student-athlete development.

I am very passionate about advancing women in the sports industry, as it is a very male dominated field. I am involved with an amazing organization based here in Kansas City called Women Leaders in College Sports that is all about celebrating and advancing women in this industry.

I chose to do my internship this semester at the Women’s Center because promoting gender equity is necessary all across the board. I am hoping to integrate my experience at the Women’s Center with athletics as well, since female representation and supporting female athletes is so important. I am excited for this new experience and for the awesome programming we will be doing this semester!

In my spare time, I love traveling, playing with my dogs, and I am a HUGE Kansas City sports fan!!