Kendra Oishi

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YWCA O‘ahu warmly welcomes one of its newest Board of Directors, Kendra Oishi. As the Executive Administrator and Secretary to the University of Hawaii Board of Regents, Kendra offers our organization a wealth of knowledge and information about public service and government.

Kendra is a lifelong Hawaii resident whose academic, professional, and personal activities have centered around community and public service. A proud product of Hawaii’s public school system, Kendra found herself on a career path dedicated to public service and has over 19 years of state government experience. Her career has focused largely on the areas of policy development and implementation, the state budget, and education.

Kendra has developed a deep affinity toward community engagement in local politics. She served as the Chair of the Committee on Credentials for the 2012 and 2014 Hawaii State Democratic Conventions and recently completed a term as a Region Chair for the Oahu County Democrats. Kendra has participated in policy research and debate prep activities for statewide campaigns. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Hawaii - West Oahu and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of San Francisco.

In her free time, Kendra enjoys traveling, photography, reading, and dining with friends.

Kendra also guides and informs our Advocacy Committee on many important topics. To learn more about our advocacy work and Committee, please visit: