Robyn Sundlee comes to the University of Southern California from Alaska, where she managed a successful Democratic campaign for the Alaska State Legislature in a Republican-dominated district. Prior to hitting the campaign trail, she conducted public affairs research for the National Journal in Washington DC.
Robyn received her Master’s of Public Affairs from Brown University, focusing on international diplomacy. While there she partnered with the U.S. Coast Guard and traveled to the Bering Strait to examine Alaska-Chukotka relations and the policy implications of a warming Arctic. As an undergrad at Brown, Robyn studied International Relations, specializing in Persian language. She interned with a top advisor for the U.S. Trade Representative, researching content for opinion pieces, drafting remarks and composing briefings relating to the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Following graduation, Robyn spent her summer as a deckhand on a fishing boat Southeast Alaska, cementing her fascination with rural media and politics. Originally from Eastern Washington State, Robyn is delighted to be back in the sunshine.