Dr. Kennedy was born and raised in the northwest suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts. For her undergraduate studies, she attended the University of Michigan and received a Bachelor of Science and Engineering degree in Biomedical Engineering with honors. After working as an IT consultant for several years, Dr. Kennedy enrolled in optometry school at the University of California - Berkeley.
While at Berkeley, Dr. Kennedy served as student body treasurer and as Vice President of her class. She completed clinical externships across the country in Oregon, California, and Georgia, and received the highest possible clinical marks.
Following graduation from optometry school, Dr. Kennedy moved to Colorado where she practiced at Golden Vision Clinic, a private optometry office, in Golden, Colorado. She also was nominated for and participated in the Colorado Optometric Association’s leadership development program.
After 4 years in Colorado, Dr. Kennedy relocated to the pacific northwest with her family and joined the Roosevelt Vision Clinic in 2016. She is an active member of the American Optometric Association, Optometric Physicians of Washington, and the King County Optometric Society. She is the 2020-2021 President of the King County Optometric Society. In her free time, Dr. Kennedy enjoys spending her free time outdoors and exploring Seattle and the surrounding areas with her husband and two sons.
While at Roosevelt Vision, Dr. Kennedy performs eye examinations for patients of all age groups. Being nearsighted herself and with two young kids growing up in the nearsighted epidemic, Dr. Kennedy has a particular interest in myopia control including therapeutic and contact lens treatments.
"I am so grateful for my career choice in optometry. I thoroughly enjoy connecting with each of my patients. Optometry is a unique profession in which we have so much knowledge to share with our patients, yet we are continuously learning every day.
Having lived in the Northeast, the Midwest, and the west coast I am excited to settle down in the beautiful state of Washington. I am thrilled to join this practice and this community.”
“The new site is spacious and warm, the staff welcoming. Dr. Kennedy is excellent, and spent time with me explaining everything I needed to know about an upcoming cataract surgery. Very pleased.”