Kendra has spent the past 15 years working to increase opportunities for everyone to safely bike, walk, and take transit. Raised in a household without a car, she recognizes the opportunities that having access to safe and reliable transportation options can bring to families. Kendra came to CalBike following seven years managing active transportation plans and corridor studies as a project manager for a consulting firm, working directly with community members, organizations, and government staff to create safe places to walk and bike. Prior to consulting, she spent several years in state government advising agency staff on active transportation planning, design, and programming; she started her career as a local transportation and land use advocate. Kendra is certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), and holds an MS in Community Development from UC Davis and a BA in Sociology from UC Santa Cruz. She serves on the boards of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals and the Sacramento Valley Section of the American Planning Association.