Kendra is a proud first-generation Black Dominican woman, mother, and artist who grew up in the Bronx and Jamaica Plain. She co-founded Beantown Society, a youth-led organization, during her first year of high school and later became its director. Kendra's experiences with community violence led her to work with the StreetSafe Boston Initiative, where she was one of the few women and the youngest person in the city to provide trauma-informed support to young people.
As the Director of Radical Philanthropy at Resist, a historic Boston-based organization, Kendra supported efforts to bring marginalized communities to the forefront. Kendra was the first person of color to represent District Six on the Boston City Council, where she continues to push for a socialist vision and works to expand the imagination and resources of local governments to move toward liberation.