Kendra is originally from Sumter, SC, and is a 2012 graduate of Francis Marion University, where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a double-collateral in Sociology and Mass Communications. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree at Charleston Southern University.
Kendra has a strong passion for helping others and giving back to the community, and has been working in the non-profit field for the past nine years. While working in the non-profit field, she has served in many different roles ranging from Volunteer to National Programs Operations Manager.
Kendra believes that life is about choices and making sure you make the right ones. She stands by the quote, “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriett Tubman.
Kendra Yates joined the Center in May 2016 as Executive Assistant to Dr. Jennie Stephens.