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Leilana McKindra

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Communications Specialist:
News and Media Relations

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When city slicker Leilana McKindra joined OSU Agricultural Communications Services in July 2011, she didn’t know wheat from grass. Since then, she’s made some progress on that front – now she understands wheat is a type of grass.

After harboring serious childhood aspirations of becoming a doctor and first baseman for her beloved Chicago Cubs, Leilana finally discovered her true calling as a writer with a passion for telling meaningful, compelling stories that both inform and inspire readers. She arrived at OSU after a 13-year stint with the NCAA national office based in Indianapolis. A native of Kansas City, Kansas, it’s probably no surprise she has a deep appreciation of bar-be-cue done well.

When she’s not using her talents to promote OSU, you can probably find Leilana in the gym training as a competitive powerlifter, in front of a television indulging in her love of all sports, curled up on a couch with a good book or hunched over a laptop chasing a dream of becoming a published fiction novelist. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University and a master’s degree from the University of Kansas.

 


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