Robin is Science Editor at PBS NOVA, where she works across broadcast and digital to ensure that all of the series' content is scientifically accurate and journalistically sound. She also edits the digital publication NOVA Next. Her own reporting has appeared in MIT Technology Review, Audubon, Yale Climate Connections, and NOVA Next. In 2020, she was awarded the National Association of Science Writers Science in Society Reporting Award for a story about cigarette butt pollution and the surprising public health argument for banning cigarette filters altogether. Prior to attending MIT, Robin lived in Costa Rica, where she got her first taste of science writing as a field guide editor, and transitioned to journalism as a wildlife columnist and then general manager for The Tico Times. She is the author of the book National Parks of Costa Rica. Robin holds a B.A. in Anthropology and Geography from Northwestern University, and her favorite bird is the squirrel cuckoo.
Thesis: The Parataxonomist Revolution: How a Group of Rural Costa Ricans Discovered 10,000 New Species