Call me Rob – Underneath it all I’m educator obsessed with storytelling, community building, and practical innovation. All of my work operates within an intersectional equity framework.
Meaning my analytical + diagnostic process is contained within a culturally responsive leadership framework, centering the most impacted and our relationship to power. All within the umbrella of Equity Diversity Inclusion & belonging (EDIB).
I have extensive training and experience in data management, visualization, and adult facilitation; specifically as it relates to education data management, and non-profit data-driven culture development.
I’m most at home in the kitchen, feeding friends and dancing. Outside of that I work in the fields of racial equity, education, and data science. And I like to talk about it.
I have led discussion on Race + Common Good and diversity in education data science (LAK ’19). At the Data For Black Lives Conference I facilitated discussions with educators on spoke on the issue of implicit bias/ algorithmic racial bias in education data analysis. I as an educator and mentor I take pride in introducing folks to Data & Analytics, leading lecture series and providing personal coaching on data analysis, business insights, and project scoping + management.
I’m a Blerd. Education and mentorship have been a passion of mean dating back to 2010 when I founded my first non-profit with some friends. Since then I’ve spent 10 years navigating the public and private sector for opportunities to grow my skills as an analytical business strategist specializing in non-profit capacity building.
Outside of the nonprofit world I fell in love with tech. I owe much of my business acumen to my time at Event Farm, a startup made up of a dozen of the most versatile and visionary humans I’ve ever met and my years at CEB (now Gartner) where I spent more time reading the business leadership research than closing contract (I never missed a sales goal). My father, the entrepreneur, cursed me with a bit of a disposition, I’m a pioneer too and I see so much opportunity for good (work) in the non-profit transformation. I was part of the ACLU’s recent digital transformation.
I work to improve schools and schools systems using my background in learning analytics to cultivate data literacy in schools, build student centered data anagement plans and build metrics that support holistic student development. I primarily explore the impact of big data in education on education equity.
“Rob is going to get this project done, period.”
“this dude knows his sh@t, he’s passionate about the content, knowledgeable and advanced with the technical aspects, ability to present and define high quality metrics, reporting is made clear and understandable for varied audiences…
working with [him] was a learning experience for me as well cause [he’s] on-point with data and content. Got stuff done in timely fashion, worked with people on whatever was needed, and was able to present good quality reports..“