The Simpson University Experience - Kendra Kaiserman
"Simpson has changed my life in ways I would have never imagined. I learned and grew so much through sports, student leadership, mission trips, and academics. I had such a great college experience here, and I know many others will have great college experiences here as well."
— Kendra Kaiserman, communication major, class of 2016
Simpson University alumna Kendra Kaiserman (’16) has a knack for sharing peoples’ stories through the written word.
“I love writing and I love talking to people, so majoring in communication with an emphasis in journalism was the perfect fit for me,” said the Manteca, Calif., resident.
During her senior year, Kendra developed her skills as an interviewer and writer through an internship at Enjoy, a Redding-based lifestyle magazine. She had articles published in three issues of the magazine while she was a student. She also served as the editor-in-chief of The Slate, Simpson’s award-winning student newspaper.
Kendra also minored in business, and she plans to use her communication and business background to purse a career in public relations or marketing. She also wants to continue writing. Shortly after graduation, she was hired at Enjoy as a marketing/sales assistant.
Kendra’s time outside the classroom also had a big impact on her life. Her leadership roles with Simpson’s First Year Experience (FYE), Transfer Connection (TraC), and WorldSERVE student missions programs taught her important life skills, including time and conflict management. They also caused her to grow as a person and a leader.
“These positions pushed me out of my comfort zone and at times were quite difficult, but learning how to overcome those obstacles made me who I am today and I am thankful for those challenging times,” she said.
Based on her positive experience, Kendra said she would encourage others to visit and apply to Simpson.
“Simpson has changed my life in ways I would have never imagined,” she said. “I learned and grew so much through sports, student leadership, mission trips, and academics. I had such a great college experience here, and I know many others will have great college experiences here as well.”
Kendra is grateful for the financial support and scholarships she received in order to be able to attend Simpson.
“I would like to sincerely thank all who give to support Simpson students,” she said. “Without your generous donations, some would not be able to afford Simpson; for others, like me, it relieves so much financial burden off mine, and my family’s lives.”