Kendra received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and a B.A. in Environmental Engineering from Rice University and a Master in Marine Affairs from the University of Washington. She worked at the NATO Undersea Research Center in the Marine Mammal Risk Mitigation project and at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the Environmental Protection division. She also served on active duty as a Surface Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy, and continues to affiliate with the reserves. In her spare time, Kendra enjoys exploring the world and participating in most activities in the mountains and on the sea.
Studying wildlife, fish and conservation biology in the Department of Environmental Conservation, Ryan’s research interests include: anthropogenic impacts in the marine environment, marine spatial planning, and environmental impact assessment. Her dissertation research is focused on how spatiotemporal scales of biological information inform siting decisions and impact assessments of offshore wind farms.