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Alumni Profile

Kendall King, our 2023 Linda Duttenhaver Distinguished Alumni recipient, is a two time UCEAP alumna from our Spain 1989-90 and Mexico 1990 programs. She will be recognized during the UC Study Abroad Conference online event  September 14, 2023 at noon. 

Dr. Kendall A. King is a Professor of Multilingual Education at the University of Minnesota, where she specializes in applied linguistics and language teaching and learning. King has been a faculty member at NYU, Georgetown University, and Stockholm University in Sweden. She co-leads a U.S. Department of Education-funded project (via CARLA) which promotes more equitable access to state seals of biliteracy. Additionally, King helped to formulate and build support for legislation that promotes multilingual approaches for English language learners that passed in 2014. At the University of Pennsylvania, where she researched Quechua language loss and revitalization in the Ecuadorian Andes, she landed both an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Educational Linguistics. The list of accolades about King goes on!