About Us

Hello and welcome! We’re a student publication out of Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, dedicated to writing about science, research and technology. We started in 2019 after our three founders (Morgan Spehar, Jayne Yerrick and Sianna Mills) noticed that no other media outlet that was writing about the important (and impressive!) science and research going on at the university, covering everything from psychology to biology to conservation to nanotechnology! Want to get involved? Email athenseffect@gmail.com.

Meet the Staff

Katelyn Rousch (she/her) – Editor-in-Chief

Katelyn is a senior majoring in economics, physics and environmental studies. When she isn’t editing or rock climbing, you can find Katelyn with a book and hot chocolate in hand (even in summer). She loves exploring new ideas and is always up for an adventure.

Emma Stefanick (she/her) – Managing Editor

Emma is a fourth year student majoring in journalism and biology with minors in Spanish and chemistry. She loves all animals, alive, dead and stuffed. Emma has a pet frog named Walnut and likes to collect Squishmallows, as well as preserve animal bones she finds outside. Her favorite animals are frogs and platypuses and she really likes soup.

Jack Knudson – Associate Editor

Jack is a senior majoring in Journalism. Alongside his love for writing about sustainability and the environment, he also enjoys reading and taking his bike for a ride on local towpaths.  

Twitter: @jackknudson89

Alexandra Wells (she/her)

Alexandra is a sophomore majoring in Astrophysics and minoring in Computer Science. She loves reading, listening to music and watching her favorite TV shows. Alexandra enjoys writing about physical sciences and science events in the community.

Chloe M. Partlow (she/her)

Chloe is a freshman majoring in environmental studies with an interest in public and environmental health. Her hobbies include knitting, hiking and reading. She is currently on the hunt for the best iced mocha in Athens.

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