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Stacy Zoern

2014 Speaker

Stacy Zoern has Spinal Muscular Atrophy, which is a form of Muscular Dystrophy. She has never walked.  At the age of 20, Zoem wrote her first book, entitled “I Like to Run Too: Two Decades of Sitting.” She is also a public speaker and is well connected to the disability community. She practiced patent litigation at Daffer McDaniel for six years and also had the privilege of clerking for a federal judge in Austin, The Honorable Robert Pitman.  In 2010, Zoern called on her passion for  helping the disability community and her patent experience and founded Kenguru, Inc. Kenguru designs, markets and sells a 100% electric vehicle that is purpose built for people in wheelchairs. With the KENGURU, a wheelchair user is no longer trapped on his street or dependent on others. One can now travel up to 60 miles a day at 25 mph, accessing his community independently. The KENGURU is also popular for its ease of use, allowing drivers to enter by the push of a button, and to drive while seated in their own wheelchair. The KENGURU is a game changer for the wheelchair community. Zoern graduated from the University of Texas with a B.A. in philosophy and psychology with highest honors and went on to attend the University of Texas School of Law.  @KENGURUCAR