Kendra has nine years of experience in public policy, with particular expertise in social and disability policy. She has worked in government at federal and state levels, and is skilled at operating in complex policy environments and working collaboratively with clients and stakeholders.
Before joining Nous, Kendra was a senior policy officer at the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, where she worked on child safeguarding policy and human services system reform. Prior to that, she worked for the Australian Department of Social Services for seven years, where she contributed to the development and implementation of the NDIS. She also acted as senior policy adviser to the Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers and interned at the United Nations Human Rights Council.
Kendra holds a Master of European (politics and culture) from the University of Strasbourg and Uppsala University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the Australian National University.
Kendra loves travel, hiking, cycling and any outdoor adventures. She also enjoys exploring Melbourne’s cultural and culinary offerings.