Timber Lake, SD—Native Nations Rebuilders Program (cohort 6) - Kendra has 30 years of experience working as an emergency medical technician/paramedic and registered nurse. She enjoys working one-on-one with patients and their families to help them obtain a better understanding of chronic health issues, make lifestyle changes, locate community and other resources, and improve their overall health and well-being. In 1998, Kendra received a Bush Fellowship to attend paramedic school, where she had the opportunity to see first-hand the medical needs of patients. She later pursued an undergraduate degree in nursing from Presentation College in Aberdeen, South Dakota. She currently works for Missouri Breaks Industries Research in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, as a research nurse focusing on the importance of evidence-based research in improving health care. Kendra lives in Timber Lake, South Dakota, with her husband. She is the mother of two and grandmother of six. She enjoys spending time making memories with her grandchildren, cooking and quilting.