Olivia Canto is currently an Honors high school student. She is a varsity cheerleader and softball player. Working with animals has been a passion for Olivia her whole life. She has volunteered with multiple animal rescues and likes to work with the more difficult cases. She is planning a career in Animal Rehabilitation.
Olivia and her mother have founded Butterfly Boost. Butterfly Boost supplies personal hygiene “Boost Bags” to our area’s local domestic violence shelters/care centers. They are given upon intake at the shelters. Olivia supervises a support team which helps to collect donated hygiene items to fill the bags. She organizes community-wide collection events for hygiene items and promotes awareness, resources and education on domestic violence. She has been recognized locally by the Mayor’s Exemplary Award and by the State of Connecticut General Assembly for Outstanding Service Award for her efforts.
Olivia lives with her family and has a bunny, rescue dogs, and rescue cats.