Kendra Westerhaus Biography

Kendra Westerhaus is a new contestant who first competed on Jeopardy on 13th February 2023. She is a clinical psychologist and lives in Pocatello. Last night, the psychologist proved her intelligence and won $29,601 on television’s hottest show- Jeopardy. She participated in the second game on 14th February 2023 and was the day’s winner. It is now exciting to see how the two-day winning champion will unfold her intelligence level in the next rounds.

Early Life

Kendra Westerhaus was born in July 1982 in State College, Pennsylvania, and currently resides in Pocatello, Idaho. She pursued her B.A. from Case Western Reserve University, majoring in Psychology. Mark and JoAnne Westerhaus are her parents while Briton Westerhaus is her brother and she has also a sister whose name is not revealed. Kendra grew up in State College but later shifted to Pocatello in order to pursue Ph.D. in 2005. From 2005 to 2008, she pursued her Masters of Science (M.S.) in clinical psychology from Idaho State University. Later, she had her doctorate in clinical psychology from the same university. Kendra’s parent’s name is Mark and Joanne. She was a foosball champ in her college and was undefeated with a score of 1-0. She calls herself a retired foosball champion.

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Kendra Westerhaus Career

Kendra began her professional life in September 2010 while interning with “The Guidance Center” in Long Beach. From September 2011 to September 2013, she worked as a service extender/psychologist under the supervision of “Psychological Assessment Specialists,” based in the Pocatello, Idaho Area.

She worked as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist for “Psychological Assessment Specialists” from September 2011 to November 2018. From January 2018 to May 2021, she worked as Adjunct Professor at Idaho State University. Most recently, she has worked as Child Psychologist, and Child/Pediatric Team Lead for HEALTH WEST, INC. since November 2018.

Jeopardy Journey 

She is the new contestant on Jeopard who defeated or dethroned the winning seat of former contestant Mira Hayward. Kendra has become the two-day winning champion with a total winning amount of $47,201 [$29,601 on 13th February 2023 and $17,600 on 14th February 2023]. She will now participate in the show on 15th February 2023, and it is thrilling to watch a psychologist reveal her intelligence level in front of the whole audience.

Kendra Westerhaus Biography

Real Name Dr. Kendra Westerhaus
Birth Date July 1982 
Age (as of 2023) 40 Years
Birth Place State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Residence Pocatello, Idaho, USA
Profession Psychologist
College Idaho State University
Qualification Graduate


Father Mark Westerhaus
Mother JoAnne Westerhaus
Brother Briton Westehaus

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is her husband?
Children Two (Payton & Corbin)
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Personal Life

Kendra Westerhaus is a happily-living married woman with two kids. But, she has not given the name of her husband and children. She is quite secretive when revealing the details of her family. She is yet to reveal the details about her husband and two children. However, she has posted pictures with her husband and two kids on her Facebook many times. From one of her Facebook posts, it is revealed that she has two kids named Payton, who is six years old, and Corbin was born on 5th October 2022.

Social Media

Kendra is available on the social media profiles like Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. On her Instagram, she has 163 followers, 203 in the following list, and 536 in the posts list.

Kendra Westerhaus Net Worth

Kendra Westerhaus is surely earning well because of her long professional life beginning in September 2010. She comes from a working profile of nearly ten years in psychology and psychology for children. She might be earning nearly $1 million as her total net worth.


  • Kendra Westerhaus’s last name belongs to German ethnicity or origin.
  • She likes to spend her spare time with friends and family and also enjoyed the outdoors of Idaho. 
  • Kendra likes to cook and she took Thai cooking classes when she visited Thailand a few years back. 
  • Traveling and exploring new places is one of her hobbies and she quite often travels to Europe and throughout the whole USA. 

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