Kendra has worked for the United Nations Environment Programme's Convention on Biological Diversity, the consulting and strategic planning firm Terrapin Bright Green, the New York Botanical Gardens, and the American Museum of Natural History.
Her writing has appeared in Newsweek and the Earth Island Journal among other publications. Kendra holds a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University, and an M.A. in Sustainable Development with a focus on Policy Analysis and Advocacy from the SIT Graduate Institute. She has spoken publicly to the DC Eco-Woman, the University of Oregon, and has appeared on C-SPAN.