Rob leads Maine’s public policy advocacy and climate action strategy work. His team develops and advocates for laws and regulations that advance TNC’s conservation priorities at the state and federal level. He specializes in climate change mitigation solutions, building support for climate action through stakeholder engagement, community-based demonstration projects and in the halls of the State House.
Prior to joining TNC, Rob spent three years on the policy team for a state-based education advocacy organization, learning the ins and outs of policy advocacy strategies. He also worked in field organizing for two political campaigns.
Rob earned a Master of Public Policy degree from Georgetown University in 2013, where he studied both education policy and environmental policy. As a graduate student, he interned and later consulted for Third Way, a policy think tank. Rob also holds a BA in Philosophy from Brown University.