Campus Engagement

Olive Wassen

Hello friends! My name is Olive Wassen, and I will serve as your Campus Engagement Senator-at-Large for the 31st Student Senate session. I’m a senior from a small town called Sartell in Minnesota, and I am double-majoring in English and radio-television producing with a minor in political science.

Outside of Senate, I try to stay busy and involved on campus and in the community. I am apart of the executive board for both the Student Alumni Association and my social sorority. I also enjoy taking part in activities in the larger Des Moines community such as various activist movements/activities, volunteering at schools and nursing homes, and campaigning.

This year I want to work to make resources more readily available for all Drake students that could help them to better understand and/or get more involved with politics. I would also like to create an environment that fosters productive conversation amongst students in order to allow for the growth of ideas and student relations.

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions, concerns or ideas that you may have, or even if you just want to chat. I will be available to talk during my office hours, when I’m walking around on campus, or you can send me an email to

Click here to meet the other Senators-at-Large for the 31st Session