Katy Brank

As a professional policy wonk, Katy helps companies navigate the impact of domestic and international politics on business affairs. As a mother, she passionately teaches her kids to understand and participate in the world around them. Katy is married to her highschool sweetheart. Together, they have two boys and a girl – or as they refer to them - the Heir, the Spare, and the Queen in-between. Their dog, who believes king sized beds are too small, their aquatic turtle named Chelsea, and their flock of backyard chickens, round out the Brank Family Circus, who reside in Richardson, Texas. Her Instagram page and personal blog, Sandbox Politics , document her adventures in raising the next generation of global citizens.
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