Robin is a creative designer and facilitator of engagement for innovation and collaborative action. As an adjunct professor, research associate and international educational consultant, she works with educational institutions, government, not-for-profit organizations and communities using whole systems thinking to inform a range of community based educational and sustainability initiatives.
As a consultant, Robin promotes engagement through collaborative planning, pilot projects, and participatory processes. She specializes in a number of areas including curriculum development, social innovation and community economic development. Her passion is to enable projects that accelerate environmental, social, and economic advancement of communities to support a future that is socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically regenerative.
Robin is an associate faculty member at Royal Roads University in the Schools of Sustainability and Leadership, where she supervises and coaches masters students with thesis and capstone research. Previously, she designed and facilitated university engagement programs and community based research initiatives across four campuses (2011-2014) as Director of the Community Based Research Institute at Vancouver Island University. As part of the Sierra Club/Rainforest Solutions team, she helped design and implemented the campaign with Coastal First Nations protecting the ecological integrity of the central coast of BC through respecting Indigenous Nations and cultures, and strengthening the conservation economies of the Great Bear Rainforest.
Robin currently supports various educational projects and consulting engagements and recently worked with Sebastian Silva to support a feasibility study in support of indigenous resurgence activities on Salt Spring Island. She lives in Victoria, BC, with her husband and enjoys the outdoors and supporting a variety of non-profit initiatives.