Kendrick Backmon is one of two graduate program coordinators responsible for refining, tracking, reading and scoring student written critical reflections and supporting teams of readers to do the same.
Kendrick, a graduate student at Cornell, was born and raised in South Carolina. He has two brothers at ages 16 and 2. He enjoys mentoring students and inspiring them to reach their potential.
He is passionate about studying the ways in which the presidency can be used to advance civil rights. He currently explores the ways in which policy vacuums invite unilateral presidential power. Aside from academics, Kendrick served as a three-term college senator, the founding president of two college organizations, and a United States Senate intern on Capitol Hill. He intends to become a professor of law.
In his role with OEI, he would like to be remembered as a graduate assistant who inspired young adults to make a difference in their community and in the world. He enjoys spending time with family, mentors and friends. He joined OEI to give back to the Cornell community and inspire young adults to make a difference in the world.