Welcome to Karolyn Smith, Speaking

Who is Karolyn...


Karolyn Smith is a combat Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the 2014 Veteran of the Year for the 71st District of California

Ms. Smith served in the United States Army Military Police Corps with the 127th Military Police Company and deployed to Baghdad Iraq in April 2004 in the second deadliest sector of Iraq as a crew-serve machine gunner, a position that only a handful of women, at that time, had done. With over 200 combat patrols in Baghdad and eventually wounded by a roadside bombing, Karolyn returned to her hometown of San Diego and for the next decade would suffer from substandard medical care and searing chronic pain that would put her dangerously close to being a statistic. 

In 2014 her life would go through two life changing events as she would receive a life saving biotech spinal fusion from UCLA Operation MEND and in the same year adopt a little kitten, Sophia, an amputee. 

In keeping with Karolyn's modus operandi of shattering glass ceilings, she partnered with Fablab San Diego, and created the first ever detachable 3D printed prototype prosthetic for her cat, Sophia. Karolyn would capture this historic journey by creating a unique children’s book “Sophia the Bionic Cat”, which can be found on the shelves on Barnes and Noble and also on line as well and on Amazon. To continue to find ways to create dynamic conversation, Karolyn wrote this book in a new font "Open Dyslexic"! 

Karolyn began her speaking career as the main stage speaker for an event at Raytheon San Diego in 2016 and continues to tell a story of how technology and love helped her overcome almost unbeatable odds. 


Why Book Karolyn for your event?

 While Karolyn can provide a laundry list of global topics that she is experienced to speak on,  we find that what’s most important for you as the consumer  is to know what she is a Subject Matter Expert (S.M.E) in; 


  • Post Traumatic Stress (PTSd) /Traumatic Brain Injuries      
  • Opioid Epidemic and Veterans Issues                                   
  • 3D Printing, Bio- Tech and Innovation                                              
  • Human Animal Bond 
  • Women / Children in STEM & STEAM 
  • Inspiration and Motivation  

Let's set up an interview! Click the button below and send us an email. 

Media Exposure....

Don't take our word for it....read our human-animal bond story in People (online), Today show (online) , Amplitude Magazine, Costco Connections, MAKE Makezine, Maker Faire, CBS8, Fox5 San Diego, NBC San Diego, KPBS, KUSI, Jagger and Kristi, Carl Demaio, Roger Hedgecock, Brett Winterble, San Diego Living and many more!

Thats not all! We were also featured on an episode of the Animal Planet with host Jackson Galaxy:


Let's set up an interview! Click the button below and send us an email. 


Who is Sophia.......And how is she apart of my story?

One Hero Of the Million Meow Mission.... 


Contact Us

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We understand that being fluid in this industry is helpful to all mediums. For Urgent requests please text or Call us (PST) . 

Karolyn Smith Speaking

San Diego, CA

(619) 368-1518


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In the News!

Newest Article

We're humbled and Honored to share the newest article from MAKE magazine with you!

Official Press Release Repository

Biocom's  Press Release is here and its Official!!  What an Honor it is to share my story with 800 of Southern California's Bio, Tech, Genome and Pharma company's that make up the largest life science powerhouse in the United States. As if that wasn't enough, we will follow the 1984 Gold Medalist Figure Skater, Scott Hamilton.


Check this spot for the newest testimonial from one of our events!

 “Karolyn Smith  is such a dynamic, engaging speaker that we felt very lucky to have her on stage for our September 23, 2017 "Beauty for a Cause"  event at the San Diego Natural History Museum hosted by my 501(c)3, The UnBattle Project.  Her keynote presentation was humorous, touching, heartbreaking and inspiring and received a standing ovation.  - Lilach Harris, Director, The Unbattle Project 

Current Deals

Deal of the month..... Book now and Pay later (restrictions and contract rules apply). 

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School District or Non-Profit ?

From Veterans Day, to Memorial Day to Patriot day and all days in between, Karolyn is a sought after keynote speaker and  public speaker who can be found delivering her motivational speaking events, nationwide. Email us today to discuss your upcoming event.


As you can see, Our 2017 media exposure was fantastic..Its about time to have your company name HERE!

We want to share with you Our 2018 plan:

Our 2018 Schedule will i(also) include scheduled speaking stops at the top 20 identified Universities, nationwide, that have a strong S.T.E.M program.  

In order to Inspire tomorrow's Engineers, today; We are seeking all levels of Sponsorship for this venture.

 Email or call us today!