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OHIO graduate remains committed to social justice personally and professionally
You may see Caroline Bresnahan strolling the streets of Athens, working in Nelsonville or while scrolling through your TikTok and Instagram feed.
The 28-year-old OHIO alumna graduated in the winter of 2016 from the Patton College of Education with a degree in middle childhood education. Upon graduating, she floated around various jobs, working retail and living in places like Louisville, Cincinnati, and even as an au pair in Austria.
“I wanted to stay in Athens from the day I graduated,” Bresnahan explained. She told herself that she should leave for five years post-grad, though, and if she still felt the same, she would explore moving back to her college town.
In September 2021, she returned to Athens with her partner.
“The things that drew me back are the small businesses. I love the vibe we have here,” Bresnahan said. “I love what feels like a commitment to sustainability, to knowing your community, the farmer’s market. I love the nature around here. I don’t think I ever felt more at home anywhere than I have here.”
Bresnahan’s professional life and social media presence are both rooted in social justice causes she is passionate about.She recalls listening to a podcast in 2020 about the innerworkings of […]