Robin Miller is a student in the Combined BA/MPA Program at American University. She is completing her major in Political Science (May 2021) and working on her Master’s of Public Administration (May 2022). She is a member of the AU Honors Program, a rigorous four year program focused on interdisciplinary learning and academic excellence. Through the School of Public Affairs, she is also pursuing a Certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies, a program that cultivates leadership skills to prepare students for a future in leadership roles in public service.
Robin’s passions range include campaigns, feminism, women in politics, music, and so much more. No matter what, Robin is always sure to be doing ten things at once with a smile on her face.
Robin prides herself on following what she believes in and trying to create a more just world. She hopes to use her leadership skills to promote this worldview. She dreams of being a campaign manager one day to create a more diverse and representative government.
Robin is heavily involved with political campaigning. Most recently, she interned at Sapphire Strategies, a digital campaign firm for progressive candidates, for nearly a year through the November 2020 elections. She drafted and produced content for fundraising emails and digital ads, using platforms such as Blue State Digital and NGP. She assisted in tracking and analyzing fundraising patterns using ActBlue. Ultimately, in addition to coding hundreds if not thousands of emails, Robin drafted emails that raised over $30,000 for progressive Congressional/Senatorial candidates and PACs.
Previously, Robin completed an internship with the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus, where she was part of a team that coordinated the PAC’s endorsement process for 67 female pro-choice candidates in Massachusetts. She really enjoyed seeing how the endorsement process worked firsthand as well as collaborating directly with female candidates to help their campaigns. She also completed a Campaign Management Training with Emerge Massachusetts, which equipped her with hard skills necessary to run a campaign, such as in creating a field plan, budgeting, messaging, fundraising, GOTV, press, and social media. Two summers ago, Robin completed a fellowship with the Dan Koh for Congress campaign. Dan Koh was a Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in MA-3. She spent the summer knocking on doors (around 2200 of them), phone banking (for over 60 hours), and recruiting a vast network of volunteers from the community.
Robin is heavily involved on campus at American University– even though everything is remote currently! Robin is currently the President of Tau Chapter of Mu Beta Psi, National Honorary Musical Fraternity. Over 3 semesters, she has helped to create a thriving digital community through the pandemic that spreads the love of music through service and brotherhood. Robin also is virtually a part of AU Chamber Ensembles and AU Symphony Orchestra as principal violist. She looks forward to returning to making music in-person, including helping to teach violin/viola to 4th and 5th graders at the nearby Janney Elementary School. Previously, Robin has held roles as the Vice President and Head of Curriculum Development of AU Civics in the Capitol and Interclass and Community Coordinator through SPA Leadership.
If you’re looking for Robin, you can contact her at email@example.com. She’ll be sure to get back to you with an email with lots of exclamation points!!
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