Klara Karalyos graduated cum laude and with university honors from Texas Christian University (TCU) with a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology in 2018. Her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science is also from TCU in 2016. Throughout her academic career, Klara has always been involved with local governments. Initially starting with the Youth Council group in University Park, then serving as an intern to the 32nd District Congressman in Dallas. Then, Klara worked for the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) in Arlington, TX. While at NCTCOG she helped with the legislative analysis and future plans of the transportation department regarding the DFW metroplex. During her graduate program, she was recruited to work for Apple, Inc. in the maps department as a Hungarian Language Data Analyst. Klara managed all of the graduate school and full-time work while graduating with honors and was admitted into Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society.
After graduate school, Klara further realized her passion for helping others while working at a civil litigation law firm in Dallas. Paired with her knowledge of the criminal justice system from her master’s program, Klara decided to make the leap to attend law school to be able to help her community to the fullest extent of her abilities. Currently as a 2L, she is a member of the Oklahoma City University Law Review. In furthering her education in the criminal law area, Klara has interned for both Canadian County District Attorney’s Office as well as the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office.