Kendall (Williams) Onyendu is the Georgetown Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow at the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs.
Prior to law school, Kendall began her career working in higher education administration after graduating with a B.A. in American Studies and Ethnicity and a minor in International Relations from the University of Southern California as well as a M.A. in Organization and Leadership Development from Columbia University. She received her J.D. from the University of Texas (UT) School of Law.
As a law student, she worked as a legal extern in the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, was a student attorney in the UT Law Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic, an editor for the Texas Journal of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights and a Public Service Scholar with the William Wayne Justice Center. She served as Vice President of the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society, UT Law’s NBLSA chapter, a member of the UT Law Faculty Appointments Committee and as a board member of Texas Law Fellowships, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that sponsors public interest fellowships for students at the University of Texas School of Law. She served as President of the Texas Law Student Chapter of the American Constitution Society (ACS) and is an ACS Next Generation Leader. Originally from Chicago, Kendall spent her legal summers at the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the New York office of The Brennan Center for Justice. She is an author and advocate for issues surrounding social and economic mobility, diversity and inclusion.