Mira Krishnan knows a thing or two about otherness. She grew up in mostly-white neighborhoods of Michigan, the child of Tamil Indian immigrants. After college, she directed her professional skills from engineering and neuropsychology to helping families with autistic children. As a transgender citizen, she uses her speaking and advocacy skills to speak on LGBT issues. With such a broad range of life experiences, Mira is profoundly qualified to talk about community and the meaning of belonging.