Kendra Valkema

Information Manager

As Information Manager, Kendra ensures Double Up Food Bucks program data is managed and analyzed with rigor and intention and collaborates across departments to highlight the impact of Double Up. She works closely with the Double Up Food Bucks team to practice data-driven decision making and support the ongoing expansion of Double Up across Michigan.

Kendra’s previous work and volunteer experiences ground her commitment to building a more just and equitable food system. She served as a FoodCorps service member in Washington, D.C., and helped to pilot an innovative food access model in Grand Rapids, Mich. She studied psychology and sociology at Northwestern University. She serves on Fair Food Network’s internal Justice & Equity Working Group. Kendra currently lives in Grand Rapids.