Kendrick, an associate professor of nursing at Loma Linda University, has had a wide variety of experiences during her 31-year nursing career, from positions in critical care and neuro-ICU to director of nursing and associate dean of an undergraduate program. Since 1995 she has maintained a private practice as a child/ adolescent nurse practitioner, particularly focusing on mental health issues. Kendrick has conducted research on disparities in the health and mental health care of young African American men. While attending the UCLA School of Nursing for her doctorate, she was the first nursing student to receive the UCLA Graduate Division Chancellor’s Award. She went on to join the Vanderbilt University faculty as an assistant professor, then served as associate dean of the B.S.N. program at Tennessee State University before joining the Loma Linda University faculty in 2006.