After graduating from Amherst College, Olivia Katrandjian moved to Thailand, where she worked as a travel writer covering Southeast Asia and China, and then to Armenia, where she worked as journalist for a think tank and development agency. Olivia worked as a reporter in New York for several years, first at ABC News and most recently producing short documentary films for The New York Times. Her journalism has also been published in The Los Angeles Times, PBS Frontline, Quartz, The BBC, and The Huffington Post, among other publications. She has visited almost forty countries on six continents and written about several of them. Olivia moved to Luxembourg in 2016 to write her first book, a historical novel about an Armenian American in a deception unit in World War II.