Kendra Grinnage is an Associate at Kennedy & Company, a boutique higher education strategy consulting firm. Before transitioning to consulting, she spent her career working in K-12 education serving as the Assistant Director of College Counseling and Upper School Diversity and Community Life Coordinator at Germantown Academy outside Philadelphia and as the Assistant Director of Admission at Oldfields School, a small all girls’ boarding school near Baltimore. Additionally, Kendra has experience working in student residential life and student financial aid counseling. She is interested in higher education finance policy and helped conduct research on a number of state outcomes-based funding models through her work at Research for Action in Philadelphia. Kendra holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia in History and African America Studies and a MSEd. in Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania. Most of Kendra’s master’s research focused on increasing equity and access for underrepresented students as highlighted in the chapter she co-wrote entitled “K-12/MSI Partnership Programs as a Means to Improve College Readiness: A Texas Case Study” in the anthology Educational Challenges at Minority Serving Institutions.