Kalyn Free is a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, the third largest Indian Tribe in the United States. She was born in Latimer County, Oklahoma. She credits Oklahoma’s public school system with providing an excellent education and firm foundation for success
in higher studies. Kalyn followed her graduation in 1981 from Red Oak High School with graduation from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 1984 earning a BA in History and a BA in Communications. She then graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1987.