College Green Magazine is comprised of undergraduate and graduate students at Ohio University. While most members are journalism students, we strive to recruit from a variety of majors and backgrounds. If you would like to get involved in any way, please feel free to contact members of the Executive Board.
Mathew Roberts, Editor-in-Chief
If he’s not lost in a good book (“Unbowed” by Wangari Maathai) or a good vegetarian meal, then Mat enjoys writing or tending to his lush indoor vegetation. He hopes to live beyond the walls of the city, to dwell in a community where the paradigm of sustainability is in full strut. He’s highly addicted to pierogies, chips and salsa, and all plants that grow. One day you will see him riding his bike through Athens; be sure to wave! And one day Mat hopes to change the world. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Neal Patten, Lifestyles Editor
Gracie Umana, Multimedia Editor
Gracie is currently a senior studying Photojournalism with a specialization in Italian language. She loves warm puppies and great local food. One day she hopes to live in a progressive community supported by local agriculture. Her extensive backpacking trips as an early teenager have pushed Gracie to leave no trace (except through ideas and photographs, of course). Gracie is inspired by student activism and bright landscapes. In her spare time she enjoys binge eating chips and salsa, and when there is no more salsa, cuddling with the Mound Street neighborhood cat is the next best. And one day Gracie hopes to change the world. (email@example.com)
Adam Wondrely, staff writer
Alyssa Nedrow, staff photographer
Alyssa, originally from Chardon, OH, is currently a photojournalism major at Ohio University. Alyssa has always been interested in different cultures’ and people’s stories. Through photography, she hopes to share the stories of people she meets throughout life’s journey. Fun Fact: Alyssa can name all of the US Presidents in order. Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States, is her favorite. And one day Alyssa hopes to change the world.
Grace Keyes, staff writer
Grace once cleaned off a trashed and neglected hillside in her hometown of Mansfield, OH, when she was thirteen. After that, the rest was history and Grace had sold her soul to the environmentally conscious gods. She is currently an International Studies: War & Peace major at Ohio University. She enjoys all issues within the scope of environmentalism. Grace enjoys long canoe trips, vacationing to national seashores, and the color purple. You can find her drinking a power latte at her favorite place on campus: the College Green! And one day Grace hopes to change the world.
Olivia Miltner, staff writer
Olivia is from Columbus, OH, and is a journalism student at Ohio University. She loves classical mythology and old movies, but Kung Fu Panda will always have a special place in Olivia’s heart. Yoga is her go-to stress reliever and she also enjoys archery, fishing, and hiking. Her dream job is to work for National Geographic an hopes to travel the world reporting on social and environmental issues. And one day Olivia hopes to change the world.
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Bernhard Debatin, Faculty Adviser (email@example.com)
Originally from Germany, Bernhard Debatin has been teaching at Ohio University since 2000. He loves local history and exploring the area, knowing many (but not all) dirt roads and hiking trails in Athens County by now. He enjoys canoing on the area’s lakes and rivers in his lightweight Kevlar canoe that appears to be bigger on the inside than on the outside. He is particularly fond of the Raccoon Creek and he is an active member of the Raccoon Creek Water Trail Association. His longstanding interest in environmental issues led him to develop an environmental and science journalism course, incorporating field trips throughout the region to show students the effects of coal mining and other resource extraction on water quality and the environment.