Laura Robbin has raised two children and has served many local organizations in her community. When her children were young, she was on the board of Las Madres, a local organization for new parents, where she served as treasurer. She has also volunteered at her children’s schools in many capacities. For over fifteen years she volunteered as a literature club leader for second through sixth graders. In addition to her children’s schools, Robbin has worked as a tutor, mentor, sponsor, and ambassador for Eastside College Preparatory School, a private school for first- generation college-bound students from low-income families who are all on full scholarships. Robbin also tutors math at a local public middle school, working with students from low-income families. Robbin serves on the Board of Trustees of Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, and Sonoma Counties (JFCS). She volunteers with JFCS in many capacities. In 2014 she helped relaunch their two food banks for the Peninsula which she co-chaired for over seven years. She also chairs the Peninsula Loans and Grants Committee.
Robbin is a native of Highland Park, Illinois, and currently lives in the Bay Area of San Francisco with her husband. She has two grown children. She holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from The University of Iowa and she earned a master’s of education from Washington University in St. Louis.