Robert graduated from Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington, DC and attended St. Mary’s College of Maryland, earning degrees in Philosophy and Political Science. He completed additional studies at Oxford University in England and in The Gambia, West Africa. Robert earned his law degree from the American University Washington College of Law.
In 2008, Robert went to the United States Congress to serve as Legislative Counsel to Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton. He served as a lead staff member on congressional oversight hearings focused on the District and played a key role in drafting legislation to loosen Congress’ grip over DC government in favor of greater autonomy and independence for DC residents.
In 2014, Robert was tapped by Attorney General Karl A. Racine to serve as the first Director of Community Outreach for the DC Office of the Attorney General. In this role, Robert designed and executed a blueprint for community engagement with a focus on improving services and support for the city’s most vulnerable residents.
Robert and his wife, Christy, an attorney with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, reside in Ward 4 with their daughters, Madison and Monroe, and their rescue pit bull, Roscoe. They attend St. Martin’s Catholic Church. Robert loves spending time with his family, reading, and riding his motorcycle.