About Us


Katie Evans

Position: Graduate Assistant
Email: kaevans@bgsu.edu

Katie Evans is in her second year as a graduate assistant in Civic Engagement in the C. Raymond Marvin Center for Student Leadership, encouraging students to recognize and utilize their voices in community and activism work; specific areas include BGSU Votes, Faculty Development and Collaboratory. Previously, she worked in a similar capacity as the Coordinator for Community-Based Learning at Marietta College, in Marietta, Ohio. She holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Northern Iowa, where she served the campus as Student Body President. She volunteers in a few capacities, one being with the American Model United Nations Conference, to facilitate their annual conference. Now, as a resident of Toledo, she frequents the metro parks and local restaurants, while looking for opportunities to travel across Ohio and Michigan and beyond, on a budget!


Kristine Ketel

Position: Doctoral Intern
Email: kketel@bgsu.edu


Alana Ritt

Position: Graduate Assistant
Email: aritt@bgsu.edu

Alana Ritt is a graduate student at Bowling Green State University pursuing a Master’s of Arts in Media and Communication. Prior to her graduate career, Alana graduated from BGSU with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. In addition to her involvement with the Center for Public Impact, she has also worked as the Marketing and Communications intern for Inverness Club in Toledo. Alana has a passion for design and interpersonal communication, as well as experience in social media communication and branding for local businesses, educational institutions, and Christian ministry groups in the Bowling Green area.

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Dr. V Jane Rosser

Position: Director
Email: jrosser@bgsu.edu

Dr V. Jane Rosser’s professional work has encompassed community and civic engagement, leadership, diversity and gender issues, organizational change, and civic activism.  V is the Director of Civic Engagement in the C. Raymond Marvin Center for Student Leadership at Bowling Green State University and has worked in international higher education in the UK and the USA. They are a graduate of the University of Sussex in Political Science & English & American Studies, the University of Texas at Austin in Political Science, and received a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration and a Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies from Bowling Green State University. Professional engagement focuses on a range of community-based partnerships and local and national grant-related activities, work with Ohio and National Campus Compact, and broad engagement in experiential learning and social change.  V provides leadership for a broad range of initiatives at BGSU that engage faculty, staff and students in high impact experiential learning. 


Evan Snapp

Position: Graduate Assistant
Email: esapp@bgsu.edu


Sophia Spivey

Position: Graduate Assistant
Email: skspive@bgsu.edu


Patrick Caniglia

Position: Public Impact Leader
Email: pcanigl@bgsu.edu

Patrick is a senior Human Development and Family Studies major from Valley City, Ohio. At the CPI, Patrick works as a Public Impact Leader to lead and support efforts connecting BGSU students with volunteer and service opportunities. Patrick has a passion for service, and he aspires to pursue a master's in social work degree following his BGSU graduation. He is also involved on campus as a Co-Student Coordinator of Bowling Green Alternative Breaks, an undergraduate research assistant, and as the Director of RallyCap Sports BGSU. In his free time, Patrick loves to play sports and root for Cleveland's sports teams.