Kendall comes from an international and political research background from Curtin, Edith Cowan and Charles Sturt University over a ten year period. Kendall has published articles with the Australian Institute for International Affairs but these days her writing and research focuses on gender equality within the Australian context for the RRR Network. Kendall was a Senior Organiser for a political party where her efforts focused on the political empowerment of Western Australian women and membership driving. Kendall lives in the south-west with her husband and two young boys.