What’s up Winthrop House!? My name is Rob Watson and I’m pumped to be a returning Resident Tutor this year serving our community with my partner Emilia. I’m originally from Poughkeepsie, New York and have spent time living in Spain, Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. I currently work as the Director for Partnerships and Community Impact at the Education Redesign Lab (EdRedesign) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. My work has focused on themes of civic engagement, community development and educational equity in the US, Latin America and Africa. Prior to joining EdRedesign, I served as a consultant and advisor to organizations that include the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, Harvard College, Tufts University, The Social Impact Studio, Harlem Children's Zone, the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School and The Obama Foundation.
I’m really passionate about exploring strategies to transform civic life in the US and across the globe; I served with the Peace Corps and founded two national youth service programs in Paraguay. I’m an alum of Harvard College where I was HoCo Chair for Leverett House and later completed an Ed.M in Education Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Mid-Career Master's in Public Administration at Harvard Kennedy School. I love chatting about the next life-changing place to travel to, youth-driven social justice efforts, serendipity and sports! Emilia and I (along with our daughter Maia) are looking forward to an epic year and learning about all of your amazing stories!