Marathana Prothro is assistant professor of communication at Bluffton (Ohio) University. Previously, she worked as director of Marketing and Communications at Hesston (Kan.) College, identity director and creative manager for Mennonite Church USA’s Executive Board, and as news editor for The Newton Kansan. She and her family attend Grace Mennonite Church in Pandora, Ohio.

Aside from communication and education, Marathana is deeply passionate about empowering the girls and women in her life to discover their own strength and power in their communities and world. She is especially interested in the idea of helping women see the image of God in ourselves and walking with our sisters on this journey.