Katherine Munal
State (aka FSI)

Katherine Munal

Policy and Advocacy Director

Katherine was born and raised in South Texas. After graduating from McAllen High School, she earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in Government from the University of Texas at Austin (UT).

After graduating from UT, Katherine spent the nest 10 years working in the Texas Legislature. She served as a Chief of Staff to two members, and then became the Policy Director of the Texas House Republican Caucus.

Favorite Quote

“One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.”
— Milton Friedman

Favorite Teacher/Class

Dr. Penelope Davies; Art History

High School Mascot


Favorite Pastime

Fishing and hunting

Inspiration for Joining the Educational Choice Movement

Growing up on the South Texas border, I saw students in need of educational options that met them exactly where they were. Instead, I witnessed a system which time and time again was unable to serve all the unique needs of individual students. A single system cannot specialize or excel. Creating more options for parents and students is the solution.