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 14 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.
Recently Robin has become a 2019 National Geographic Explorer Awardee and serves as Project Leader and Principal Investigator for a National Geographic Society (NGS) funded project which aims to document Rohingya refugee children’s perspectives on their migration experience. 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.