Staff Bios

College Green Magazine is comprised of undergraduate and graduate students at Ohio University as well as a few local contributors. 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.

_KMH5260Cassie Kelly, Editor-In-Chief

Cassie is quite the busy bee. She is a senior in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and has plans to get a certificate in environmental studies before she graduates. She is an ambassador for the Institute for International Journalism and loves to travel. She is also secretly Mary Poppins and nannies for kids whenever she has the chance. Cassie enjoys cooking, so much so that she has created a food blog. On rare occasions when she finds time for herself, she loves to attend concerts, go for long runs in the woods, and shamelessly binge watch Netflix. Her future aspirations include an internship at a major science publication, traveling the world (check Ireland off the list), and having a pet Romanian sheep dog. And one day, Cassie hopes to change the world. (




Alexandria Polanosky, Multimedia Editor

Alexandria is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is a third-year photojournalism major at Ohio University. She is also pursuing an environmental studies certificate as a result of her passion for environmentalism and sustainability. She recently returned from studying in South Africa for six months and will be forever grateful for her experience there. She loves to immerse herself in the local culture of Athens as well as other organizations on campus. Alexandria is currently a multimedia intern for the OU Office of Global Opportunities. And one day, Alexandria hopes to change the world. (




Kelly Fisher, staff writer

Kelly is a senior who, aside from College Green Magazine, spends her time writing for WOUB’s culture blog, freelancing for the Athens News and editing Southeast Ohio Magazine. She’s fascinated by health news and loves data-driven journalism (creating spreadsheets, wrestling data out of the hands of government officials… all that fun, nerd stuff). This summer, she traveled to Leipzig, Germany for an internship program at the University of Leipzig’s student radio station, mephisto 97.6. After returning to the states, she interned at the Commercial Appeal, the daily newspaper in Memphis, Tennessee. When not being important, her true loves are her turtles, coffee, Nutella and quirky standup comedians. And one day, Kelly hopes to change the world.




photo 4 cgAlexa Smith, staff writer

Alexa, strategic communications major, spanish minor, and environmental certificate candidate, hopes to one day become a tree. Her best friends are plants and the occasional human that can keep it chill. You will always find her with music in her ears and in her head, whistling or even grooving to an unheard tune. When there’s time to breath, she enjoys floating in water, looking at the sky, and cooking delicious, flavorful food. Extracurricular activities include sleeping and wandering. Once free from the grasp of higher education, she hopes to disappear into the wilderness of Oregon with a dog or four, build a treehouse and fill her lungs with the cool, mountain air. From her treehouse, she will spread the love of nature that is environmentalism. One day, Alexa hopes to change the world.



pastedImageKaitlin Kulich, staff writer

Kaitlin is more than ready to put her green thumb, journalistic mind, and quirky artistic self to work here at College Green Magazine. Kaitlin is a freshman in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and is planning on specializing in environmental studies. Having a passion for the arts as well, Kaitlin is a part of The Lost Flamingo Company at Ohio University and loves to redefine herself through her character rolls. Kaitlin hopes and dreams of becoming an international correspondent who helps third world countries develop sustainable and eco friendly resources and life styles. And one day, Kaitlin hopes to change the world.



Keragen Corpening, staff writer

Keragen may only be a freshman, but she’s an old lady at heart. She can often be found knitting, swaddled in a blanket and watching the Game Show Network. Other hobbies include hiking and zinging one-liners, and her life goal is to be the next Leslie Knope (except multilingual). She is a freshman Journalism major hoping to earn a concentration in Environmental Studies and a minor in Japanese. Keragen dreams of expanding environmental policy in the U.S. and globally, and she wants to freelance translate science journals (or something equally fun) from Spanish and Japanese to English. And one day, Keragen hopes to change the world.


 Asha Brogan, staIMG_1254ff writer & photographer

Asha is a girl of one too many interests which include, but are not limited to, horses (any animal actually), photography, baking, camping, kayaking, hiking, and writing. She is a second year student studying broadcast journalism at the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. She has many pets such as a very fat cat, all of which are being lovingly cared for by her perfect parents. While taking a gap year before college, she traveled to Ireland and Paris as well as working on a horse farm for several months. Now at OU she participates in WOUB, Jitterbug Club, and Hall Council. Asha dreams of traveling the world, and working as a brilliant international correspondent telling human stories that will change the world, or at least how people think about it. And one day, Asha hopes to change the world.



Andrew Pasquale, staff writerCollege Green Staff Bio Pic

Andrew is a recent graduate of Ohio University’s Environmental and Plant Biology Department who makes his own deodorant and chocolate. You can usually find him out in Waterloo or in Porter Hall helping with ecophysiology research. On the weekends, he works at The Village Bakery. In his free time he enjoys reading The New York Times and Scientific American. Andrew still has to figure out where he is going when he leaves Athens in a few short months, but he will be sure to keep you posted. And one day, Andrew hopes to change the world.



IMG_4211Bernhard DebatinFaculty Advisor

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 canoeing 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. (