Olga Costa, 2014
- Administrative Assistant, Library Services
- DSC employee since 2007
Degrees and schools where awarded: A.A. General Studies, Daytona Beach Community College; B.S. Business Administration, University of Central Florida (UCF)
Career/Professional honors: Certificate of Appreciation from Association of Florida Colleges Daytona State College Chapter; Certificate of Appreciation for SOAR Initiative and QEP Communication Committee; “The Penguin Award” (Academic Support Center, Library and Writing Center Appreciation Award).
Outside interests: Fitness, yoga, nutrition, cooking, reading, Spanish language, listening to music (Wish I could play it.), traveling, experiencing new things. I also have a son, Nikita, who is my favorite movie buddy.
What did you do prior to joining Daytona State College? When I first came to the United States, I worked on a cruise ship in Miami; after moving to Daytona Beach, I held different hospitality jobs while attending UCF.
What has been the most rewarding thing about your Daytona State College experience? I am a graduate of Daytona Beach Community College and feel very connected to this organization. All the support Daytona State employees provide helps students achieve their potential and prepares them for the future.
What is one goal you still hope to achieve in life? I love traveling and would relish more time to experience the world. I also have been taking Spanish classes so I can use this fantastic language during my travels.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten? Just be yourself.
One thing people are surprised to find out about me is: I hold active licenses in several different areas: Real Estate and Massage Therapy , and I am a Notary Public as well.
Last book read: I love reading books about Russian history by Robert K. Massie, as well as other authors. The last book I read was Twenty Letters to a Friend by Svetlana Alliluyeva, who was the daughter of Joseph Stalin.
If they could bottle your personality what would the label read? Reliable and responsible.
The Daytona State of Mind to me means creating equal opportunity to a wide variety of students and providing them with knowledge and support to succeed in their careers and lives.