- B.S., 1999, Kansas State University
- M.S., 2001, Kansas State University
- Ph.D., 2005, Cornell University
Kendra was a Postdoc in the lab in 2005 and Research Associate from 2005 until 2006. She studied the epidemiology, ecology, and transmission dynamics of Listeria monocytogenes in farm animals and in farm environments. She also worked on studies probing the molecular evolution of Listeria monocytogenes.
She went on to be an Assistant Professor in Animal Science at Colorado State University and currently is an Associate Professor at Texas Tech in Lubbock, TX.