Kendra Saylor is a 2009 graduate of Lorain County Early College High School. We checked in with her to see what she’s up to now!
Since graduating from Lorain County Early College High School in 2009, I earned my Bachelor’s degree at Concordia University in Chicago in 2012. I majored in Law & Justice and Minored in Sociology. I then took two years off to work full time. I started graduate school in Fall 2014 at the University of Illinois at Chicago. I am majoring in Criminology and have done really well. I have enjoyed the experience so much! I took this semester off because I had a baby my first semester of graduate school and recently moved to Iowa to be closer to family. I only have four classes left to graduate (two core and two electives). I will be able to take my electives in Iowa this Spring Semester. Next Fall, I will make the three hour commute to Chicago once a week until December, at which point, I will complete my Master’s Degree. There is an internship I am hoping to do in Iowa City where I would work with ex-offenders and help them with their re-entry process. Working with the re-entry population is my long term professional goal so I am really excited about the opportunity.
I will most likely pursue my PhD after my Master’s. To this day, I’m still beyond grateful for my experiences at Lorain County Early College High School because they instilled so many positive behaviors and attitudes in me which have allowed me to excel in both my undergraduate and graduate school education.