Robin Smith is a Senior Director at The DeBruce Foundation who works with external partners to change the way people pursue careers. Ms. Smith wants to help people find, and be ready for, opportunities to grow and improve their lives. An expert in program evaluation, Ms. Smith brings more than two decades of experience in strategic analysis to generate and measure success in DeBruce Foundation programs. She is a recognized leader in innovative research methods and applying research to practice and served as a Senior Associate at the Urban Institute in Washington, DC, for more than 20 years. Ms. Smith has managed on and off-site staff, led field research teams, developed procedures and protocols, coordinated complex data collection efforts, and conducted hundreds of interviews domestically and internationally. Ms. Smith holds a BA in Political Science from Chatham College and a Masters of Public Administration from George Mason University.