Park People: Kendra Rison

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Kendra Rison
Environmental Education Specialist
Pronouns: She, Her

Hometown:
Toledo, Ohio
Northside

 
First Job
Cashier at Bilo Super Market in Columbia, South Carolina

 
Achievement you are most proud of, career or other
I am most proud of being a Scott Bulldog Alumni, a first generation college graduate. A HBCU Alumni, Americorps VISTA Alumni

 
Dream Trip
A tour of West Africa

 

 
What is something few know about you?
I was born in Compton, California

 
What brought you to Metroparks?
I moved back to Toledo from California in 2019. So when looking for work I look for a position where I can be very passionate in serving the community to an experience. So seeing how much Metroparks has to offer to the community and how fast it is growing I had to jump on broad.


Your favorite park visited?
Manhattan Marsh Preserve Metropark, it is less than 5 miles from my home. I’m just really impressed I honestly did not see its potential when I first heard Metroparks taking over a dump and to see how far it has come in so little time.  A true hidden treat.