Robin majored in Journalism and minored in English at the University of Texas at Arlington, and moved to San Francisco in 1993 from Dallas, Texas, where he was Executive Assistant to the Medical Director of the Dallas Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit. In Dallas, Robin also worked at the Oak Lawn Counseling Center, a non-profit organization whose mission was to serve the LGBT+ community. From 1998-2022, Robin supported Dr. Warner Greene at Gladstone. Currently, Robin provides administrative support to Drs. Nadia Roan and Jennifer Doudna and members of their research teams at Gladstone. Beginning in 1998, Robin frequently participated as a walker in the annual San Francisco AIDS Walk fundraiser. In 2018, he raised $1,525.00 thanks to the generosity of friends and colleagues, and estimates that over the past 24 years, he has raised ~$50,000 for this cause. When not working, Robin enjoys trips to Monterey Bay, Big Sur, and western Marin and Sonoma counties. Favorite pastimes include cooking and amateur photography.