Robert grew up in San Diego and is easily bribed with a California burrito. He graduated from UC Irvine with a Bachelors degree and RPI with a Masters degree, both in Physics. His graduate research was on developing novel substrates for solar cell devices. His true passion however is helping students learn, understand, and grow. He has years of K-12 math tutoring experience, earned his Single Subject Teaching Credential this past year, and can’t wait to get back into the classroom. In his free time he plays video games, drinks coffee, and engages in life-long physical therapy for a spinal cord injury that occurred 20+ years ago. He also loves animals and his niece and nephews.