Robyn Brady Ince is the Executive Director of the Newark City of Learning Collaborative and Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in the Department of Urban Education at Rutgers University–Newark. Robyn joined the University from the National Urban League where, as vice president of education policy, advocacy, and engagement, she led the Equity and Excellence Project and the annual Youth Leadership Summit. She previously held posts at Youth About Business, the Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, and Prep for Prep. She has also worked in higher education, serving as adjunct faculty at Hunter College and holding a progression of positions in admissions at Vassar College.
Robyn earned her B.A. in English at Spelman College and Ed.M. at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. She has extensive experience in strategic program design, development, and implementation; youth leadership development; philanthropy; college access; higher education; and diversity recruiting. She served on the Council of Chief State School Officer 2018 National Teacher of the Year selection committee, and has served as an expert reviewer and consultant for a number of education-related publications, projects, and initiatives. Beyond her professional career, Robyn offers strategic advice and counsel to local schools and serves as a board member for arts, youth and advocacy organizations.