Kitiri McDunn graduated in 2019 with majors in Russian, History, and Central & Southwest Asian Studies, and with a minor in Linguistics. During their time as an undergraduate at the University of Montana, Kit served as the Russian Club Vice President in the spring of 2017, and then as President the following year. They were also awarded a Critical Language Scholarship through the State Department in 2017, and spent that summer studying Russian language in Vladimir, Russia. In fall of 2020 Kit will begin a PhD program in Comparative Literature at the University of Oregon. Kit's award package includes six years of funding as a Graduate Employee (GE), designation as a Villard Scholar, and a Beall Fellowship which provides summer funding of $3,000 after their first year.