2015_EducationKatie Foehrkolb, Education Coordinator: Katie  came to Girls State in 2007 and has returned as a Junior Counselor, Senior Counselor, County Coordinator and Education Coordinator.  In the “real world,” Katie attended The University of Texas and is currently a middle and high school Social Studies teacher at a charter school in Austin.  Her favorite Girls State memory is singing to brand new citizens on Arrival Day!

Destiny Matthews: A 2012 citizen, Destiny attends Purdue University and studies Nutrition Science and Dietetics. Her favorite part of Girls State was debating new bills at the Capitol. In previous years, she has been a junior counselor and she is currently a County Coordinator for the 2015 session.

Joi Stevens: Joi attends Davidson College where she is a Pre- Law English major and Gender and Sexuality Studies minor. Joi was a citizen in 2012.Joi says that Girls State allows high school girls to learn hands-on how Texas government runs and operates on a daily basis. The girls leave with a new-found love for their state, country, government, and one another. Girls State encourages leadership, patriotism, and sisterhood. Joi was a JC and a party sponso in the past sessions.

Kayti Stanley: A citizen in 2013, Kayti attends Cornell University where she plans to major in Business Management in the Hospitality Industry. Her favorite memory from Girls State during her citizen year in 2013 was being sworn in as the Railroad Commissioner at the Capitol. Kayti was a JC in past sessions.

Brittany Brenan: A 2012 citizen, Brittany attends Washington State University and is majoring in Agricultural Business and Animal Science. Her favorite memories from Girls State come from closing ceremonies each year.

Haley Mazac: A 2012 citizen, Haley attends Texas A&M University and is majoring in Telecommunication. Her favorite Girls State memory is bonding with her fellow citizens and awesome counselors.

Katie Beth Barton: A 2013 citizen, Katie Beth attends Texas Tech University majoring in Public Relations. Her favorite memories from her Girls State citizen year were her wonderful counselors, great city, and the life-long friends that she made.