Kennedy is originally from Plymouth, Michigan and moved to New Orleans in 2018 to pursue her bachelor’s degree at Tulane University. In May 2022, she received her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Political Science, with a specialization in International Relations and a certificate in Gender-Based Violence. During her junior year of college, she joined SAPHE (Sexual Aggression Peer Hotline and Education), a campus organization dedicated to supporting survivors of sexual violence and educating the campus community. Through her work in SAPHE and the knowledge she gained by pursuing the Gender-Based Violence Certificate, she became passionate about continue to learn about sexual violence and the ways she could support survivors further.
Kennedy is extremely passionate about empowering survivors, and ensuring they are receiving the support they need while maintaining control over their own healing journey. Kennedy is also focused on increasing equity within survivor services and resources, by decreasing barriers to access and uplifting marginalized voices within the community.