Robin holds a Master of Legal Studies (MLS) with a concentration in international human rights law as well as a Master’s of Development Practice (MDP) from the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. She has over 12 years experience working for international humanitarian organizations in the fields of refugee resettlement, displaced populations, human rights, food security, gender equality, and education. Her areas of specialization and interests include human rights, social justice, gender equality, displaced populations, refugee resettlement, food security, food justice, and environmental justice, with a specific emphasis in Africa and the Middle East regions. Some of Robin’s relevant evaluation experience includes working with the Policy Economic and Social Science Unit of WorldFish in Lusaka, Zambia providing technical assistance for a study on the gendered nature of post-harvest fish loses in the Barotse Floodplain. She has also served as a US Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of South Africa from 2010-2012, where she worked as a Schools and Community Resource Specialist building the capacity of rural teachers and school management staff for three schools. Prior to Peace Corps, she worked with both the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Catholic Charities – refugee resettlement agencies advocating for and assisting newly arrived refugees, asylees, and other special immigrants. Currently, Robin is working for TANGO International as a Research and Data Analyst providing research, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and writing technical support to TANGO field teams conducting field operations evaluations.
I joined the HRTS program because I am interested in learning more about how to apply human rights law in the real world and I would like to hear from experts in the field who are working in the front lines. Today, I am currently working for a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) firm which conducts program and operations evaluations for international development organizations and UN agencies. I hope to be able to utilize the knowledge that I gain from the HRTS program to help orchestrate change and to bring greater insight into particular social problems and to draft and develop appropriate public policies and encouraging organizations to adopt human rights policies.