Kendrick Kuo is a PhD student in political science at the George Washington University. His research focuses on international security, military effectiveness, and innovation. He also studies nationalism, with country expertise in China.

He holds an M.A. in International Affairs and International Economics from Johns Hopkins SAIS and a B.A. in International Affairs and Religion from the George Washington University. He also received a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship to study Chinese at Tsinghua University and a Boren Scholarship to study Arabic at the University of Jordan.

He has lived in Taiwan and Jordan; and he currently resides in Washington, DC.