Kendra Montejos Edwards

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Educational Leadership & Policy

Ph.D. in Education Leadership and Policy, University of Texas at Austin, expected 2022
M.A. in Social and Philosophical Studies in Education, University of Kentucky, 2017
B.A. in Anthropology and Sociology, Centre College, 2014

Kendra Montejos Edwards is a doctoral student studying the various factors in the p-16 system that impact the access to higher education for Latinx students. Her focus is currently on the educational experiences and policies regarding undocumented students. She has a BA in Anthropology and Sociology from Centre College and a MA in Social and Philosophical Studies of Education from the University of Kentucky.

As a Bonner scholar at Centre College, Kendra co-founded the Centre College After School Program that serves local immigrant and bilingual k-12 students. The Centre College After School Program was awarded a $35,000 Kentucky Latino Education Alliance grant for expanded educational outreach programming. Before attending UT, she was the Assistant Director of Multicultural Recruitment at Centre College. Kendra was the chair of the Inclusion and Access Committee for Kentucky Association for College Admission Counseling and planned the Guiding the Way to Inclusion conference in 2017 to give recourses to professionals working with first-generation and undocumented students. Throughout her time at Centre College, as a student and staff member, she has personally worked with immigrant and undocumented students by critically thinking of the educational opportunities needed for their individual success.