Transforming Agriculture, Perennially


Robin Chapman

Executive Assistant to the President

Robin Chapman has lived in Austin, Texas, for over 20 years, and was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. She received her Bachelor of Art in Sociology from Emory University in 1998 and got a teaching certification in yoga and yoga philosophy in 2012. She also has a true love of the mountains and spends several weeks of the year with her family in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

What work experiences are most relevant to your position at The Land Institute?
For the past 15 years, I have been a full-time Mom to 3 boys (ages 15, 11 and 6). I constantly juggle their demands, schedules and needs. I am used to living in a fast-paced environment where every day poses different challenges. In addition, I am also very involved with a variety of non-profit organizations and serve on numerous committees in both public and private schools.

What’s most inspiring about your position?
I am inspired to simply re-enter the workforce after such a long break. I am thrilled to be part of an organization that is making a huge environmental impact in the world. However, I am most inspired by the opportunity to learn from an intelligent, successful, and determined president, Rachel Stroer.

What drew you to work at The Land Institute?
The mission, vision, and leadership of The Land Institute drew me back into the workforce. I am excited to learn about sustainable agriculture and be in a position to help the president do her job of spreading the mission of the organization around the globe.

What’s one aspect of your life history that most people don’t know or wouldn’t expect?
I love Music Festivals!

What else are you passionate about?
I am passionate about living a healthy lifestyle. I am very active and enjoy all forms of fitness. I love the outdoors, including exercising, mountain biking, running, snow skiing, boating, camping, and simply walking the dog. I find being outdoors extremely therapeutic. I love to travel and explore new places. I am also passionate about raising our 3 boys to become kind, generous, compassionate humans!

If you were to write a book, what would it be about?
Living through the chaos of 3 boys.

What’s your motto or favorite quote?
BE KIND. Always do your best. You can do hard things.

What were you like at age 10?
I loved dancing, snow skiing, going to the beach, and summer camp. I was (and still am) a rule follower!

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