Olivia Thomas joined the Shaw Yoder Schmelzer & Lange team as a Legislative Aide in 2024, after serving in the Governor’s Office.

Olivia previously worked under one gubernatorial administration. Prior to joining the firm, she was appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom. She first joined the Governor’s Office as an intern for both Legislative Affairs, and Constituent Affairs. Later, she was appointed to work for the Constituent Affairs team. During her time in Constituent Affairs, she provided administrative assistance to the office and managed correspondence surrounding public safety.

Olivia received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Davis. She resides in Sacramento with her two cats.