Kendra Arciniega is a storyteller, community advocate, and culture-focused creative with a concentration in social and digital media strategy, visual media production, and community relations. Her communications and creative career spans multiple industries including higher education, law enforcement, local government and politics, and the entertainment industry.
Before joining Alaska Venture Fund, Kendra spent several years in public service. After serving as Deputy Communications Director for the Anchorage Police Department, she transitioned within the Municipality of Anchorage to serve as Creative Digital Director for Acting Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson’s administration at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Before her career pivoted to public service, Kendra spent years as a television and film producer in Los Angeles. She is a Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Award honoree and serves on the board of Identity Alaska, a statewide LGBTQIA2S+ non-profit organization. Kendra earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Trinity University in her ancestral region of San Antonio, Texas.
Kendra is a proud Tejana who lives, works, and creates on Dena’ina lands. Together with her wife, she produces monthly culture-bearing events through Arciniega Street Productions that focus on building community and showcasing LGBTQ+ and BIPOC artists in Alaska.