Board President, The Powell Foundation, Houston, TX
Board Member: Elected 2021
MPAff/MSE University of Texas at Austin
Katherine Osborne Valdez is Board President of The Powell Foundation in Houston, TX which focuses on K-12 public education grantmaking in three counties in Texas. She previously served as a Foreign Service Officer with the US Agency for International Development, a water resources engineer, and a Peace Corps Volunteer. She continues to consult in these spaces.
Wherever 'round the girdled Earth she roams, Katherine has been an admissions ambassador, most recently serving as the Admissions District Enrollment Director for Brazil. Katherine received her AB and BE degrees from Dartmouth and Thayer School of Engineering. She earned masters degrees in both public policy (MPAff) and environmental and water resources engineering (MSE) from the University of Texas at Austin. She currently lives in Brazil with her husband and two children.