Kathleen Santos Funk Interview
Kathleen Funk was born in Manila, the Philippines, in 1986. When she was four years old, she moved with her parents from Manila to El Paso, where several of her aunts and uncles had already settled. Her parents had been fairly well-to-do in the Philippines, but it was difficult at first for them to find employment in El Paso, and their first jobs were waiting tables and delivering newspapers. Kathleen grew up speaking Tagalog as well as English, and she made semi-annual trips to the Philippines with her parents to visit family there. After graduating from high school, she moved to Waco, TX to attend Baylor University, and upon receiving her undergraduate degree she enrolled in a master’s program in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Houston.