Karen Walrond

2014 Speaker

Karen Walrond is a speaker, author and photographer.  Her bestselling book,” The Beauty of Different,” is a chronicle of imagery and portraiture, combined with written essays and observations on the concept that what makes us different makes us beautiful — and may even be the source of our superpowers.  She is a TEDxHouston speaker and a sought-after keynote speaker, and has has appeared on both local and national television shows and other news media, including PBS, Huffington Post, CNN.com and an appearance on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”  Walrond is also the author of “Chookooloonks,” an award-winning photoblog.  She is a former engineer and an attorney, earning a B.S. in civil engineering from Texas A&M University and a J.D. from the University of Houston.   @chookooloonks

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