March 23, 2022
Kendall Matsumoto, a native of the Washington D.C. area, is pursuing a dual degree in Earth Systems and Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. During her time at Stanford, she has conducted biological oceanography research with Professor Erik Sperling's lab in the Department of Geological Sciences, which is culminating in a senior honors thesis. In her summers, she explored areas of policy and non-profit work: as a Schneider Fellow at the Environmental Defense Fund, as an intern in a congressional office, and as an intern in the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division. Through her interdisciplinary studies, professional experience, and on-campus activism, Kendall has advocated for environmental justice and racial equity, holding positions on the advisory boards for the Asian American Activities Center as well as the Earth Systems Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiative. After completing her undergraduate studies, and after a deferral period, she will matriculate at Harvard Law School where she hopes to pursue civil rights and environmental law.