This will be Kennedy’s second year on staff, serving as our Health Manager. Prior to joining our staff, Kennedy was a camper and a Counselor-In-Training. Kennedy grew up in Sacramento, California and currently lives in San Luis Obispo, California. She recently graduated from California Polytechnic State University with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. She is a licensed EMT, and she plans to get a master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies. Ultimately, she wants to be a Physician Assistant specializing in pediatric care.
While finishing school, Kennedy worked as a Care Specialist, assisting the elderly with their medication, physical therapy, ambulation, and meal preparation. She especially enjoyed being a companion to the elderly and hearing some remarkable anecdotes. Kennedy now works in the mental health field. As a scribe, she sits in on patient-doctor appointments and completes the charting and paperwork necessary to refill prescriptions. As a technician, she is a part of a provider team that treats patients with depression and anxiety. The mental health field is unpredictable, however Kennedy finds it very rewarding when she is able to be a part of a patient’s journey of recovery. Specifically as a technician, Kennedy is able to get to know her patients, console them in times of need, and witness their progression throughout treatment.
When she is not working, Kennedy loves to do yoga, cook, and spend time with her family. She is also very passionate about exploring new cultures and places. She recently had the opportunity to study abroad in the south of France, where she volunteered to help teach English to elementary school children. She lived in a small town, which allowed her to converse with many locals and practice her French. She enjoys learning foreign languages, and hopes to learn Spanish as well.
Kennedy cannot wait to return to camp! She is very excited to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones.