Robin Czerwinski graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with highest distinction from the University of Michigan. She earned a B.S. in the environment with a minor in geoscience and a specialization in aquatic ecology. Her senior thesis, which earned highest honors, examined environmental factors that influence the breakup of Antarctic ice shelves. Interested in sustainable development, Robin studied abroad in South Africa and Costa Rica to gain a better understanding of the human impacts of both transnational and community-based conservation. Her collective efforts as an undergraduate earned her the prestigious Udall Scholarship. Robin has extensive experience working for the National Park Service. In just five seasons, she worked her way from intern to Supervisory Park Ranger leading the Division of Interpretation at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Prior to coming to Yale, Robin served as an Environmental Education and Community Outreach Specialist as a Peace Corps Volunteer in rural Mexico. Partnering with the Comisión Nacional de las Áreas Naturales Protegidas (National Commission of Natural Protected Areas), she helped community members living within the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve in Guanajuato live more sustainably. At Yale, Robin studies international environmental policy, with a specific focus on transboundary water resources.