Katrina Bungard was born and raised in Auckland. She and her husband Mark have been married for 13 years and have two sons, Nathan and Samuel.
After completing a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts at The University of Auckland (2005), Katrina studied at The University of Otago where she completed a Bachelor of Teaching degree (2007). Katrina has since completed a number of other tertiary qualifications, including most recently two post graduate qualifications in Educational Leadership.
Katrina has been employed in educational leadership since 2009 as a Head of Department at Elim Christian College. She is also currently the Deputy Chair of the Howick Local Board, and an elected member of the Counties Manukau District Health Board.
Katrina is a child cancer survivor, having lost her left leg to bone cancer (Osteosarcoma) at age 11. She attributes her passion to serving her community to her experiences as a child and to her involvement with a range of cancer support charities over the years, including Canteen and Camp Quality. In 2013 Katrina also started her own local cancer support network Can-Care East.
Outside her teaching, local government and community roles, Katrina enjoys spending time with her family and their two small dogs