Madalynn Conkle

Student Communications Leader

Madalynn Conkle is in her third year at The Ohio State University where she is pursuing a double major in English literature and economics and is a scholar in the Politics, Society and Law Scholars Program.

She joined the department's staff as the student leader of the Marketing & Communications Team during the summer of 2017. Conkle collaborates with the communications team and the Communications Specialist to promote the Department of English.

Conkle's life as Buckeye centers on her love for service and commitment to learning. She is president and mentor for Moneythink, a service organize geared to educating urban high school students about financial literacy. Conkle is secretary of Ohio Staters, Inc., the university's oldest service organization and a nonprofit dedicated to creating projects benefiting the welfare and traditions of Ohio State; projects she has lead include constructing a 2,000-pound granite sculpture of "Script Ohio"; uncovering historical material to create signage about Mirror Lake; and facilitating a conversation about literary censorship in American prisons. During August of 2018, Conkle joined an international research team of economists to analyze historical demographic, geographic and consumer data to study dynamics of discrimination in public accommodations in the pre-Civil Rights era. Furthermore, she has publsihed several articles in Fisher Ink, the undergraduate business journal.

Selected Publications

  • "Moneythink, Money Change." Fisher Ink. 17 April 2017, p. 21.
  • "How to: Be an Adult." Fisher Ink. 23 February 2017, pp. 17-18.
  • "Emotional Rescue." Fisher Ink. 13 November 2016, p. 18. 





  • BA, Economics, The Ohio State University, 2020 (expected)
  • BA, English (literature), The Ohio State University, 2020 (expected)

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