Kendra Odumeso Development & Communications Associate

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Kendra Odumeso became the Development and Communications Associate of Umoja beginning August 2018.  As a member of Umoja's development team, Kendra is responsible for maintaining a social media presence for Umoja across multiple platforms, ensuring data integrity and health, and assisting with various fundraising and communication efforts. 

With nearly a decade worth of experience in the non-profit sphere, Kendra has developed skillfulness in data management and technology. She began her career in development with the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust and the DuSable Museum of African American History. Having studied Advertising and P.R. at Grand Valley State University, Kendra realized there were many parallels to fundraising and marketing. This influenced her decision to fully pursue a career in development with other organizations such as the Chicago Foundation for Women. 

Kendra is looking forward to being apart of another exemplary organization like Umoja and seeks to use her background to develop efficient processes and creative messaging online  through analysis, research, and logistical support.