Kendra Jump is from Stillwater, OK, and is a citizen of Osage Nation. She graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Arts in strategic communication and a minor in nonprofit management. During her time at OSU, she was highly involved with Native American organizations on campus. She worked as a student employee and, after graduation, as staff for the Center for Sovereign Nations, which focuses on Native American student success and the education of tribal sovereignty. While working at the Center, Kendra had the opportunity to speak in front of large and small audiences concerning modern Native American culture and issues. In addition to her job at the Center for Sovereign Nations, Kendra worked for the Environmental Science Graduate Program.
When not working, Kendra served as an executive and volunteer for the Native American Student Association. While at OSU, Kendra was a member of the Dean’s Honor Roll, President’s Honor Roll, and the Native American Student Association. Kendra’s motivation to attend law school stems from the work she has done with tribal nations and tribal nation citizens. She hopes to serve them in the future and bring more awareness to Native American existence and issues.
During her first year of law school, Kendra received a CALI Excellence Award in Legal Research and Writing I and was named to the Dean’s List. Following her 1L year, Kendra spent the first half of her summer drafting estate planning documents at Oklahoma Indian Legal Services, Inc. She spent the second half assisting veterans at Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma. Kendra currently serves as Secretary for the Native American Law Student Association.