Almost as soon as she started her freshman year at an out-of-state university, Olivia Biggs realized she wanted to study where she could make an impact in her local community. She returned home to enroll at Ohio State Newark, where she was able to start and finish her degree in communications while also taking classes at the Columbus campus. She graduated in 2008.

“While it’s smaller than Columbus, Ohio State Newark has connections to invaluable resources and individuals who are going to help you along in your education and your career. It’s the best of both worlds.”


Olivia’s education and experience at Ohio State led her on a career path that included co-hosting a local radio morning show, public relations manager at a local hospital and public information officer at the county health department — serving as its voice during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, Biggs began a new role as public relations manager at the National Service Office for Nurse-Family Partnership and Child First.

In recognition of her service in the community, Biggs was named the Licking County Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professional of the Year in 2017 and the Young Leaders of Licking County's “Member on the Move” in 2020.

Additionally, Biggs has been a mentor to Ohio State Newark students and participated on the boards of many service organizations, including the Licking County Transit Board, the Licking County Aging Program and the Granville Education Foundation.