Kathy grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, and earned associate’s degrees from Madison Area Technical College in Accounting and Computer Programming. She and her husband, Matt Frank, lived in the Boston, Massachusetts area for several years before moving to Champaign in 2002. In 2009, she completed her bachelor’s degree in Math and Computer Science at the University of Illinois. She currently serves on the Champaign City Council and has previously served on the Unit 4 school board. Kathy believes that a strong public education system is the key to making our communities better for everyone.