About Robin Abedon

robin-abedonThroughout her years in education, Robin has mentored students in the process of academic selection and admissions, counseled them in curricular and co-curricular planning and motivated them to make rewarding choices.

Robin graduated from Tufts University magna cum laude in English and Phi Beta Kappa. Her graduate work was done at Harvard University, where she earned a Master of Arts in the Teaching of English at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Master of Public Administration at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Since moving to Florida in 1995, Robin has specialized in educational counseling. As a Certified Educational Consultant, she works with young people who are preparing for their college education. She guides students in all facets of the complex and challenging process of college selection and planning.

Robin is a member of IECA (Independent Educational Consultants Association) and NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling). She has taken an active role in the leadership of IECA. A former member of its Board of Directors, she served on its Executive Board as: Vice-President for Committees; and Secretary/treasurer.

She has served as the Chairperson of the IECA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of IECA, and continues as an emeritus member of its Board. The Foundation is dedicated to identifying and supporting programs that help underserved students map pathways to success.

Robin’s primary volunteer commitments in Palm Beach County have been in service to children and families. For ten years she was on the Board of the Children’s Home Society of South Florida and served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees. She provides pro bono college guidance to underserved high school students.

Prior to moving to Florida, Robin taught English in the Newton, MA and Barrington, RI school systems; she was also a member of Brown University’s admissions staff, where she interviewed and evaluated prospective students. She served as Executive Director of the Rhode Island Council on Economic Education, at Rhode Island College, training teachers and students to develop basic understandings of Economics.

Robin served as Chairperson of the Board of Trustees at Friends Academy in North Dartmouth, MA. She was a member of the Board of Trustees at the Community Preparatory School, an inner-city private school in Providence, RI, devoted to educating students who might not have the opportunity to enroll in fine secondary schools and colleges. She mentored many students as they transitioned into high school.

Contact Robin by phone at 561.790.5462 or by email at rabedon@takingthenextstep.com