Kendra Tillberry


527 Farm House Ln
Ames IA


Kendra Tillberry uses creative nonfiction essays to build connections between our lives and the physical world. In her writing, she braves unforged paths and leans into vulnerability to convey a rich, emotion-filled experience. Kendra has been published in How We Are, the online literary magazine dedicated to telling stories from the COVID-19 pandemic. Kendra earned an MA degree in creative writing and publishing from the University of Saint Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota and a BA in political science and English literature from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. For six years, she worked as a communications strategist in school public relations where she served two of the top five largest school districts in Minnesota. An avid traveler, Kendra has been to more than 40 states and 15 countries around the world and uses these experiences to enrich her writing. Usually, she’s writing or reading, but when she’s not, you can catch Kendra hiking or spending time with her beloved gaggle of humans and animals she calls her “geese.” More information can be found at: