Robin Schmid explored issues of equity in international development and public policy, with a focus on gender and human rights during her Yale studies. She worked with Jackson Senior Fellow Janine di Giovanni on her upcoming book about at-risk minority groups in the Middle East, conducted independent research with Jackson lecturer Nathaniel Raymond on global gender indices and quantitative evaluation of gender indicators, and acted as a research consultant for a nonprofit working to improve gender equity in the coffee and cocoa sectors. Previously, Robin worked for several years in the nonprofit sector in Guatemala, championing women’s rights and supporting sustainable community development. She led the development and communications strategy of the Women’s Justice Initiative and managed partnerships and grants at Pueblo a Pueblo after being awarded a Princeton in Latin America Fellowship. Robin earned her bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and she looks forward to continuing her career with international organizations and philanthropic foundations to address complex global challenges.