Robin Smith

Student U Chief Operating Officer

Robin's Why:

I believe everyone has a right to a high quality education and needs a strong network of support in a challenging, inequitable world. Student U’s dedication to creating a loving, engaging environment for students builds a foundation and a network that supports them into their young adulthood and beyond. What I love most about Student U is seeing how many students stay involved with the organization as adults to impact and deliver programming for the next generation. 

Robin outside of Student U:

Outside of Student U I teach yoga, pilates and TRX, rock climb, hike, paint, write poetry, read, and go off adventuring with my 11-year-old dog at my side

Advice Robin finds valuable:

“When you’re surrounded by people who share a passionate commitment around a common purpose, anything is possible”- Howard Schultz


UNC-Chapel Hill

Southern New Hampshire University

Course of study:

BA in Political Science with concentration in Latin American Studies and Gender Studies

Master of Science in Accounting with concentration in Forensic Accounting

Student U start date:

October 2023

Professional accomplishments:

For eight years, I owned and operated an accounting and business consulting firm providing tax services and Fractional CFO work to nonprofits and businesses in the US, Central America, and the UK.  Prior to that, I worked in international development and education in Central America for 5 ½ years. 

Other organizations Robin is involved with:

Pilates/TRX/Yoga instructor at Triangle Rock Club

Refugeee Community Partners, Carrboro, NC

NC WARN, Durham

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