Katherine Ernst is the former President of the Robertson Foundation for Government. She serves on the boards of the Santa Catalina School, where she focuses on the school’s financial aid programs, and the Charles and Marie Robertson Foundation. She previously served on the board of the Children’s Educational Opportunity Foundation, which provided tuition assistance to low income families with children in grades K-8 to offset the cost of tuition at a private school of their choice. She also served on the boards of the Banbury Fund, another Robertson family charitable foundation, and the Robertson Research Fund at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. She is a graduate of Pomona College, one of the five undergraduate institutions making up The Claremont Colleges, Claremont, Calif.