Robyn has a deep commitment to equity and justice. Her experience includes conducting fieldwork among grassroots organizers to understand their needs and requirements, and successfully advocating for new features in the open source product, CiviCRM.
Current work includes the Aikuma Project and a fellowship from the Center for Technology, Society, and Policy to study immigrant women and how they access social support through technology. These projects require skill in both user research methods and academic qualitative research.
She also designs curriculum, training, workshops and the one-of-a-kind Treasure Language Storytelling series, teaches, writes, and translates poetry on the side. She has a Bachelor’s in Linguistics and Italian Studies from UC Santa Cruz, and speaks Spanish and Italian.