About the Staff

If you are interested in volunteering to help us solicit manuscripts, read and edit them, choose cover art, and work with the layout of the journal, contact us at undergraduatescholar@gmail.com.

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Lauren Conkling


Lauren Conkling is a senior English major with a focus in creative writing and a minor in French. This is her fourth year working on and third year acting as coordinator for the Undergraduate Scholar. She studied abroad the spring of 2012 in Canterbury, England, where she adopted a love of the BBC.s Sherlock and Doctor Who. This semester, she has continued working part-time as a tutor with the Writing Tutorial Services (WTS) on campus. She plans to find a job in the publishing industry following graduation in the coming spring.

Erin Leonhard


Erin Leonhard is currently a first year student at Indiana University Bloomington pursuing a major in journalism with a concentration in public relations. In addition to editing for the Undergraduate Scholar, she is also involved in the Public Relations Student Society of America chapter on campus, Hutton Honors Council Association, and Camp Kesem IU, which is an organization that raises money to provide a free summer camp for children whose parents have cancer.