Industrial Hygienist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Kendra Broadwater is a certified Industrial Hygienist with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. She provides occupational health and exposure assessments expertise to the American workforce with the NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluation program based in Cincinnati, Ohio. In the program, she has worked on preventing workplace exposures in small businesses like nail salons, government laboratories, and manufacturing facilities, among others. She believes everyone has the right to a safe and healthy workplace, no matter their position or work environment. Additionally, Kendra has responded to public health emergencies, in the United States, South Sudan, and Sierra Leone. She has helped local public health authorities prevent work-related infections for Ebola virus disease, Zika, and novel coronavirus disease 2019. She graduated in 2011 from the University of Washington in Seattle and in 2013 from the University of Michigan with a B.S. and M.P.H. in Environmental Health respectively. Kendra is a semi-regular cyclist and runner, having biked across Washington State and Iowa in the past few years. She travels extensively, but only when a global pandemic doesn’t make that a bad idea. Outside of work, she mentors and tutors high school and college students, and keeps bees in her local community garden. She volunteers for progressive campaigns locally in her free time.