Current Bloggers

Raquel Acevedo

Raquel AcevedoHometown: Venezuela
Major: Nursing
Campus: Cattaraugus County

My name is Raquel Acevedo. I am an international student from Venezuela. I visited JCC-Olean in the summer and fell in love with the college and the nursing Program. I started studying pre-nursing at JCC in the fall of 2017. I finished my first semester with a GPA 3.77.

Linda Larson

Hometown: West Clarksville, NY

I’m Linda Larson, and my home is in West Clarksville, a small rural town in New York.  My husband and I have four adult children and one adorable granddaughter.  It’s been a long time since I went off on an adventure, so when I learned about the Global Studies Internship in Valladolid, Spain, I enthusiastically applied and was thrilled to be chosen for this amazing opportunity.  History, literature, art and international cuisine are all among my interests, so I can’t imagine a more inspiring place to live and work than Spain!


Olivia Pucciarelli

Hometown: Fredonia, NY
Major: Individual Studies
Campus: Jamestown

Olivia PucciarelliKonnichiwa! I am Olivia Pucciarelli from Fredonia, NY and I am currently in my fifth semester at JCC. After much thoughtful consideration, I am still unable to decide on a specific major, which is why I took the year to be involved in internships abroad. Currently, I am finishing work on an individual studies degree in Japan and Spain, and I plan on transferring to Brooklyn College in August of 2018. My hobbies include reading and relaxing in parks, skateboarding, drinking copious amounts of any type of tea I can get my hands on, spending time with my friends, and attending concerts. Hopefully my adventures will peak the interest of others and inspire other people to find their path in life through travel and exploration.

Natasha Uwase

Natasha UwaseHome country: Rwanda
Major: Computer Science
Campus: Jamestown

My name is Natasha Uwase, and I am from Rwanda. I am studying Computer Science and am interested in a career in coding or cyber security. I like to travel and listen to music in my free time.