– Award Winning Hearing Loss Advocate | Speaker | Technology Executive
Diagnosed with severe hearing loss at the age of three, KR has spent the last two decades as technology marketing executive and a strong advocate and voice championing accessibility in technology and corporate culture. KR spent the last two years and a half years collaborating with Senator Warren’s team on new legislation called the OTC Hearing Aid Act of 2017, which was signed into law on Aug, 8th 2017.
KR is actively involved with industry organizations that are working toward accessibility innovation in technology and inclusion for people with disabilities. KR is on the board of the Hearing Loss Association of America, Deaf Kids Code, the Consumer Technology Association Foundation, and World Wide Hearing Foundation International. She has been awarded a U.S. Congressional award; Silicon Valley’s Top 40 Under 40 and 2017 Women of Influence; and 2015 Women on the Move by Women’s Business Journal for her advocacy work in hearing health and technology.
She has been invited to speak on hearing health at the White House, the United Nations, and on Capitol Hill to push for more accessibility and innovation in hearing technology.
She has been featured in NPR, CBS This Morning, Fast Company, Business Insider, Tech Crunch and many more for her work in hearing accessibility and equality. KR is the recipient of the United States Congress Special Recognition Award, was named a “Women On The Move” by The Business Journal, in addition to being named a “2015 Top 40 Under 40” and a “2017 Women of Influence” by the Silicon Valley Business Journal.