Robin grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and after obtaining a B.S. and traveling and living throughout the country, Robin earned an M.S.Ed in Educational Design, Training, and Development and an English as a Second Language teaching certificate. Robin is a certified tutor trainer for Literacy of Northern New York, and teaches EAP (English for Academic Purposes), ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages), ESOL tutoring, and ESOL pedagogy/methods courses. Robin also started and designed SLU’s Conversation Partner Program as well as the TESOL for Social Justice Internship Program (Rwanda section). Robin frequently leads trips for SLU students to teach in Rwanda.
Robin is also the director of English language learning for the Ubushobozi Project in Musanze, Rwanda and is the English language faculty liaison to the National Cycling Team of Rwanda. Robin is interested in the use of authentic materials and experiences for teaching language and culture, cultural differences in rhetorical strategies, and teaching and assessment for small-scale NGOs. Robin lives with her family in Pierrepont and travels every chance she gets.