To understand why Kendra connects with so many women, all you need to do is understand her background and experience. Kendra was born and raised in central Illinois, just 30 minutes from where she currently lives. The daughter of a local dentist and youngest of three children, she was very active in her school and community. This over-achieving “baby” of the family graduated with highest honors from the University of Illinois. She went on to earn her Master of Science degree from the University of North Dakota, graduating again with highest honors.