Kendra Nordin Beato has been with The Christian Science Monitor since December 1999. In addition to her current work as a staff editor and writer, Kendra is the creator and manager of the Monitor's robust internship program that includes a vigorous curriculum and on-the-job skills training in the dynamic field of journalism.
She has written a wide variety of feature stories ranging from climate change as art to people making a difference to the rise of urban farming. Previously, she produced the Monitor's daily recipe blog, Stir It Up! worked as the Assistant Books and Food Editor in the Features department and as Western Region Editor in the National News department. She served for five years on the Editorial/Opinion page as the Assistant Opinion Page Editor, including a 10-month stint as the interim Opinion Page Editor.
Her July 11, 2011 cover story for The Christian Science Monitor magazine, "The Big Stir," about America's culinary renaissance, was nominated for a 2012 James Beard food writing award. She is graduate of Principia College in Elsah, Ill.