KR has a deep passion for helping others. Her work as an advocate for hearing health, gender equality, and the LGBTQ community has her leading talks at multiple events a year. She has been invited to speak at the White House, the UN, and on Capitol Hill to push for a more accessible world for all.
Over the last two decades, she’s launched some of the most disruptive hardware lifestyle tech brands on the market, from iPhone cases and portable power, to wireless headphones and smartwatches, and leading the hearing health efforts towards super human hearing for all at Doppler Labs .
Diagnosed with severe hearing loss at the age of three, KR has made it her life's work to be a strong advocate and voice championing new technology that enhances the way we connect in the world. She has been awarded a U.S. Congressional award; Silicon Valley's 2015 Top 40 Under 40 and 2017 Women of Influence; 2015 Women on the Move by Women's Business Journal, and nominated for OUTstanding 2017 Leading LGBT+ Executive for her advocacy work in technology.
KR is actively involved with industry organizations that are working toward tech innovation in hearing accessibility. KR is on the board of directors for the Hearing Loss Association of America, the board of directors for the Consumer Technology Association Foundation, and Deaf Kids Code. Also, she is a brand ambassador for the World Wide Hearing Foundation (an arm of the World Health Organization).