Introducing CL’s New College Prep Writer: Ashley Offenback, Penn State ’13
August 16, 2012 | by

Name: Ashley Offenback

Position: High School and College Prep Writer

College/University: Penn State

Year in studies: Senior

Major/minor: Public Relations major and Psychology minor

Organizational involvement: Cheerleading club, Honor’s Program, Only Do It With Consent, Her Campus.

I show my school spirit by: Supporting Joe Paterno throughout the scandal.

My favorite thing about Fall is: New classes, new books, new friends… a fresh start!

For Halloween I will be: 2012 Olympic silver-medalist McKayla Maroney

Neon pants – yay or nay? My initial reaction is, “Yes, I’ll try anything once!” But in reality, I’m much more traditional and modest when it comes to style.

Twitter or Facebook? I’m new to Twitter and am having a blast learning the ropes! Please follow me @ashleyoff.

My favorite color is: Pink

My go-to accessory is: The Avon Empowerment Circle of Support Necklace, a gift from my mom. The Avon Foundation for Women is working to end domestic and sexual violence. It’s very pretty, but more importantly represents that support exists for survivors of sexual violence.

My favorite store is: American Eagle Outfitters

My favorite food is: Cheesecake

My favorite TV shows are: “Pretty Little Liars,” Shark Tank,” and “So You Think You Can Dance.”

My favorite book is: “If You Have to Cry, Go Outside” By Kelly Cutrone

My favorite magazine is: Seventeen

My pet is: My family lives much too fast-paced and spontaneous for pets. But my sister’s pillow pet, Carlos, comes with us on family vacations!

My favorite quote is, because: The Serenity Prayer. It’s my one-sentence guide to life!

My role model is, because: Tom Szaky, CEO of TerraCycle. He dropped out of college and started a successful business from people’s trash! I aspire to be that innovative, unique, and unafraid to take a nontraditional path in whatever endeavors I choose.

I spend my weekends… Summer weekends: Floating in the pool, enjoying my dad’s delicious grilled recipes, and eating at Cosmo’s, my family’s favorite restaurant. Fall weekends: Writing CL articles!

I take a break from studying by…:  Exercising with Jillian Michael’s (she’s on the TV screen of course).

I de-stress by…: Yoga and meditation. Gabrielle Bernstein offers the best guided meditations!

My secret talent is: Guessing the birthdays of the many classy Co-Eds I meet!

My friends describe me as: creative, passionate, and fearless.

My favorite College Lifestyles article is: Seven Must-Do’s As a Single Woman

Why I am excited to be an intern for College Lifestyles: Because of the amazing opportunity I have to share my creativity, personality, and best advice with my friends, family, and CL readers!

My definition of a classy co-ed: A confident and professional college woman who loves to be herself.




Ashley Offenback is a senior at Penn State University.  Follow her at @ashleyoff.  To stay tuned to more articles for classy co-eds be sure to follow College Lifestyles on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.

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Ashley Oswald attends Perdue University.

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