Kendall is a third-year graduate student simultaneously pursuing J.D. and M.P.P. degrees. He attended Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA for his undergraduate studies and majored in Accounting with an emphasis in Finance. Although originally studying chemistry/biology, with a plan to attend medical school, an internship with Ernst & Young, Los Angeles in their International Tax Group sparked an interest in cross-border tax issues related to mergers and acquisitions that has continued to this day. During the previous two summers, Kendall has worked in Seattle, WA and Palo Alto, CA in Dorsey & Whitney's Tax, Trusts & Estates group. Kendall is a member of the 2013-14 Public Policy Practicum project entitled "Do California's Tax Credits Work?" in which he will work closely with the California Department of Finance to evaluate the efficacy of California's tax credits, especially those targeted toward businesses. On campus, Kendall has conducted research with Professor Paul Brest, former dean of Stanford Law School and former president of the Hewlett Foundation, and is a member of the Federalist Society and the Stanford Men's Club Volleyball Team. After earning both professional degrees in June 2014, Kendall will return to Seattle, WA to continue working as a full-time associate for Dorsey & Whitney in their Corporate Securities and Tax, Trusts & Estates groups.