Kendrick Hautala


Admissions Counselor

Territories:  Alaska - Rural and Southeast


Kendrick was born in Alaska and grew up in the village of Kwethluk on the Lower Kuskokwim River. He is an Alumni of Mt. Edgecumbe High School, a challenging and life changing boarding school located in Sitka, Alaska. Before college, he participated in the Rural Alaska Honors Institute (RAHI) and the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP). Both are amazing summer programs designed to prepare high school students for college.

At UAF he also participated in the Biomedical Learning and Student Training program helping with multiple scientific research projects. Through this experience he learned in depth how science works from the help of Research Advising Mentoring Professionals (RAMPS). He was able to work with live reindeer and traveled to the Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference to present the research he was helping with.

He graduated from UAF with a Bachelors of Science in Natural Resource Management and a Minor in Fisheries. During his time at UAF he enjoyed the interconnected community across campus and learned how tightly knit together it is. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters.