Born in southern California and raised in central Wisconsin, Kendall Oehler is a graduating senior at the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a double major in Political Science and Sociology. Kendall spent a semester abroad in Utrecht during her junior year, and is currently writing a senior Honors thesis about the rise of right-wing populism in the United States. Specifically, her research seeks to understand the way the alt-right’s rhetoric shapes socially constructed narratives of Mexican and Central American immigrants in the far-right and mainstream media. As the co-founder and co-president of the student organization the Accessible Reproductive Healthcare Initiative (ARHI) and an intern with the University of Wisconsin’s Division of Diversity, Equity, and Educational Achievement, Kendall seeks to increase and improve equality and access at many intersections. After the University of Wisconsin, Kendall plans to earn her MPP/MSW at UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy.
Updated May 2018