Robin has a short bob with wavy light brown hair and short side-swept bangs, light-tone skin, clear-framed glasses, and is wearing a black top.

Robin Burnett

Director, Education and Operations

Robin Burnett has a passion for building programs that bridge disciplines and create opportunities for individual and collective learning and transformation.

She has more than ten years of experience creating and piloting innovative programs. Before joining Disability Lead, Robin founded an interdisciplinary writing initiative at Columbia College Chicago, developed cross-disciplinary curriculum for college writers, and supported a first-of-its-kind intercampus interdisciplinary department at Northwestern University.

Before this, she held internships and volunteer roles with Chicago arts organizations including, Around the Coyote, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and 826Chi. Additionally, Robin has participated in cross-border poetry readings (Red Rover, Chicago Calling, Cairoon the length/Chicago Spoke) and published work in journals including Rumpus, Unrequited, Columbia Poetry Journal, and others

Robin lives in Chicago with her husband and Kaju the dog.