Robin Young

Position: Staff
Collaborating Partner

Phone: (415) 957-9000 ext. 807

As Executive Director of Child Family Health International (CFHI) Robin leads one of the largest and most well-respected Global Health education organizations, with over 20 programs in 10 countries, and hundreds of collaborating universities. She supports all of CFHI’s work, programs and operations, helping to ensure alignment with the organization’s mission, vision, and unique approach to global health engagement. Robin is a Certified Professional in Education Abroad through the Forum on Education Abroad. She is passionate about program ethics, safety and quality, best practices in international education, and strong institutional and global partnerships. Robin’s professional background includes extensive work in international education, global health, and asset-based development. Robin holds an MBA from Florida International University and a BA in Sociology/Anthropology with a minor in Ethnic Studies from Lewis and Clark College. She completed a course at the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication, helping to inform her interest in increasing intercultural competency in global work and education, and subsequently co-authored the Cultural Detective Dominican Republic series. Robin received a Fulbright Fellowship grant in 2007 and spent a year researching gender-based violence in the Dominican Republic, where she subsequently lived for nearly 5 years. Robin is passionate about supporting thoughtful, ethical and asset-based strategies to address health disparities and support underserved communities. She lives in the Bay Area and loves backpacking, riding her bike, and spending time with family and friends.

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