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Kendra Van de Water

College of Public Health Alumni Association


Kendra Van de Water graduated in 2010 with a BS in public health. In January 2019, she co-founded Youth Empowerment for Advancement Hangout (YEAH), a Black-led, community-based nonprofit that works with teens in Philadelphia who have witnessed or engaged in violence. Kendra's professional background and expertise consist of both clinical and policy work in jails and prisons. She previously served as the director of the Intrafamilial Homicide Initiative at the Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia. In 2015, she was awarded a graduate internship at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy to help improve access for medication-assisted treatment in jails and prisons across the country. Kendra has served a member of the Temple University College of Public Health Alumni Association Board of Directors since October 2019 and is a member of the association's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.