Madalynn Conkle

Student Communications Leader

Madalynn Conkle is starting 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 leaders 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, the Center for Folklore Studies and th Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing.

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 and 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. During August of 2018, Conkle joined an international research team of economists for which she will analyze historical demographic, geographic and consumer data to study dynamics of discrimination in public accommodations in the pre-Civil Rights era. Furthermore, she has several articles published in Fisher Ink, the undergraduate business journal.

Selected Publications





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

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421 Denney Hall
Columbus campus