Robin is an expert EDI curriculum creator and trainer. She specializes in organizational change, board development, LGBTQIA2S+, systemic and organizational oppression, microaggressions, implicit bias, executive leadership coaching, inclusion and belonging, and cultural competency. She utilizes traditional training methods as well as scenario-based, education-based, Playback Theatre techniques, Theatre for Social Change, and role playing in her presentations and workshops. Her salient identities are Queer, anti-racist, and single-mother-by-choice through adoption.
Robin comes to CLI with over two decades of nonprofit experience, including higher education. Most recently, she worked as an Associate Professor of theater and African American Studies at Penn State Altoona, while also serving as director of her own consulting firm, Reese Diversity (RD). At RD, per's clients include small, medium, and large corporate (and Fortune 100 companies), non-profits, quasi-government groups, and media outlets.
Robin’s enthusiasm for this work is contagious: "The most fulfilling parts of my work are in my discussions of race, equity, and inclusion for underrepresented and underserved clients, advising and engaging with humans seeking to belong and engage. I am committed to creating safe spaces for all with joy and compassion. We all deserve to live our most fulfilling lives."
Robin is a published and award-winning playwright and author. Per holds a B.A. in Journalism Honors from Temple University and an M.F.A. in Acting from The Actors Studio Drama School/New School University. Most recently she earned an M.A. in Leadership in Diversity & Inclusion from The University of Kansas. Robin comes to CLI from central PA (most recently). She has lived in Grand Rapids, MI, New York City, Los Angeles, and grew up outside of Philadelphia. She loves cheering her daughter (11) in volleyball and figure skating, listening to Podcasts and audiobooks, as well as photographing her 3 very fluffy cats: Callie, Christophe and Stitch.