Anthony Kuykendall is an undergraduate student at American University, majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies: Communications, Law, Economics, and Government. During his tenure at American University, he consistently made Dean’s List with exceptional academic performance. In Spring 2019, Anthony was honored with the distinction of being an American University Truman Scholarship nominee.
After graduating in the top 10% of his graduating class at Lutheran High School of Orange County (CA) with summa cum laude honors, Anthony began his academic journey in the nation’s capital with a focus on issues of equal opportunity, democratic access, and racial justice.
After a rigorous and selective application process, Anthony was admitted into the Policy, Politics, and Law three-year scholars program at American University as one of 18 freshman undergraduates. Additionally, he was also accepted into the equally selective School of Public Affairs Leadership Program, with a focused issue discipline of Human Rights and Racial Justice. During his time in the Leadership Program, Anthony conducted social action projects on food insecurity and charter school segregation specifically in the District of Columbia. His senior year, Anthony was proud to be a Teaching Assistant in the Second Year sequence of the program.
During his time at American University, Anthony served on the executive board of AU College Democrats in the Chief of Staff position. Additionally, he has worked as Field Director for the campaign to elect acting Student Government President Taylor Dumpson and served as a member of her cabinet on the Project Management Team. Anthony Kuykendall also served as the recruitment chair and Vice President of his fraternity, Zeta Psi.