Karen Putz is a mom of three current and past RIT students. She runs Ageless Passions, a business that provides writing, speaking and coaching services. Karen is the founder and past President of Illinois Hands & Voices. She served in the board of Hands & Voices HQ and is the Co-Coordinator of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infusion. Karen is the author of multiple books, including The Parenting Journey; Raising Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children and The Passionate Lives of Deaf and Hard of Hearing People. For fun, Karen can be found water skiing in her bare feet.