Robert is an advocate, mentor, and educator. He taught at two district schools, Leadership Academy for Young Men and Vanguard High School. He has also served as a Counselor in the Higher Education Opportunity Program at Keuka College. These experiences have exposed him to the consequences of at-promised kids being underserved by the K-12 system. He is pursuing a Ph.D. in Education at the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education to further explore how Rochester can ensure every student in the Rochester City School District graduates career or college-ready. He cares deeply about the unfulfilled needs of every student in the district. This is why he is running for a seat on the Rochester City School District School Board. If elected, he plans to focus on trauma-informed practices, restorative justice in discipline efforts, expanding quality after-school programs, and special education reform.