In three words, I can be described as passionate, bubbly and sarcastic. Originally from Virginia Beach, I came into this world named “Amanda,” but my parents opted to change it to “Robin” at the tender age of 6. Currently, I live in Washington, DC with my husband and our fierce sidekick, a rescued pit bull named Binnie (aka Bean Dip, Boopsters, Princess Butterbean, etc).
Equipped with two science degrees, I am perfectly qualified to write mostly coherent emails and pretend to be the office-dwelling Jane Goodall of my generation: saving one species, one email at a time, while frolicking in the concrete jungle office, studying the complex behavior of the Type-A human species that are locked at their desk, trapped in fluorescent lighting.
Aside from my tree and endangered bunny hugging, I find solace in figure skating, a passion of mine ever since I officially became “Robin.” I still skate and try to every day. I find it to be my therapy sessions and a place that I can be left alone and just be me – a slightly less talented, less accomplished Michelle Kwan.
I am at that stage of my life where there is a lot of “mental chatter,” which is my polite way of saying that there are voices in my head. I believe this is because I’m in a constant battle with myself trying to figure out what it is in my life that I was meant to do, and how I can make some small difference in this world – one layback spin at a time. Easy goals.