After completing her MA in Arts Management at Columbia College in Chicago, Kendra spent her early career instructing business courses and coordinating the Department's internship programs. Restless and eager to return to the arts, Kendra decided to pursue a certificate in Artifact Collection Care from the University of Chicago in 2010. As luck might have it, this newly acquired qualification propelled her towards an exciting new career path, one that began with a chance to manage Columbia's Fashion Study Collection and to produce exhibits that showcased the collection's historic dress. Kendra's appreciation for collection work motivated her to return to school once more to pursue her MA in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Finally done with academics, Kendra now manages Scout's diverse digital collections, a calling that appeals to her fondness for organization. In addition to her work at Scout, Kendra volunteers as a researcher for the US National Herbarium, Smithsonian Institution. She also enjoys reading, gardening, and vegan baking.