Mary Kathryn Howerton

Officer, Corporate Services

Mary Kathryn holds a Master of International Affairs from the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. She has a B.A. in History and Psychology with a minor in Religious Studies, also from Texas A& M. During the summer of 2014, Mary Kathryn completed an internship focusing on international security issues at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. She has experience working in a variety of educational and non-profit settings, and is excited to be a member of the grants team at CAF America.

What inspires me to do what I do
I know that I can’t save the whole world by myself, but I want to do what I can to make it a better place for those who will follow.

MK (It’s much less of a mouthful.)

Book that moved me
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle taught me to think, and dream, big.

A person I’d love to meet
Dave Grohl.

Dogs. I have an unhealthy obsession. I’m that weird person that will coo at any dog that passes me on the street.

Guilty pleasure
Cookie cake and Ben and Jerry’s Chunky Monkey.

Something someone would be surprised to know about me
I’m not a natural redhead!

Thing that really baffles me
I’m still astounded at how far we’ve come in terms of technological advancement in the last hundred years. We went from the Wright Brothers just learning to fly all the way to considering interstellar travel as a real possibility.

Favorite meal
Pepperoni pizza (with extra cheese!)

Random fact about me
I am an astronomy nerd. My (unrealistic) dream is still to be an astronaut.











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