Rob joined Transcend to work with leaders across the country to imagine and realize new, innovative models.  His conviction in the power of education was fortified as a first grade teacher in San Francisco Unified School District. He spent the six years prior to joining Transcend on Teach For America's Bay Area team in a variety of roles: He began as an instructional coach supporting elementary, bilingual, and early childhood educators. He was the founding lead of the San Francisco community team, charged with  building a team to connect and mobilize the 800+ TFA alumni base in the city.  Most recently, Rob served as the Chief Program Officer where he worked alongside his team to redesign the leadership development program to better support teachers and principals in forging next generation learning environments. He holds a degree in Political Science and Hispanic Studies from University of Pennsylvania. Rob continues to live and work in San Francisco, where you can find him taking advantage of the city's beaches, running trails, and restaurants.