Katherine Wright is a real estate advisor at Engel and Volkers, a global luxury residential and commercial real estate company, and the Executive Director of the Wright Family Foundation’s Austin office. Born and raised in Baltimore, Katherine studied photography and lighting design at Bennington College in Vermont and worked in community relations at MBNA Bank and as a real estate agent in Wilmington, Delaware, before moving to Austin. A twenty-year citizen of Austin who is passionate about education and improving the lives of underserved young people, Katherine serves on the Board of Directors of the Texas Book Festival, the Austin Theatre Alliance (the Paramount and State Theatres on Congress), the Leadership Committee for the Texas Education Grantmakers Advocacy Consortium, and is a former board member of KIPP Austin Public Schools. A multiple marathon runner, snowboarder, and hiker, Katherine has been an avid world traveler her entire life. She is married to Will Burdick, an urban planner, and has three children, Hannah, James, and Lucy.