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Robin was raised by her grandfather Robert, a lifelong government employee who began his battle with epilepsy when he was diagnosed in the 1940s at the age of 19. Growing up, she learned the history of his struggles endured because of epilepsy’s effects on his education, career, and family life—but also his triumphs. While epilepsy is always an affliction a family must deal with as a whole, it took on new meaning as numerous family members in the Osborne household have since encountered varying degrees of the same struggle Robert faced with their own diagnoses. The breadth of knowledge and understanding of the disease has grown exponentially since the 1940s, but we have a long way to go. Robin is pleased to bring her talents to CURE with a passion and purpose for this cause that is near and dear to her heart.
Robin has a background in nonprofit accounting that spans over a decade. Starting off at Illini Media Company in Champaign-Urbana she caught the bug for crunching numbers and annual audits. After landing in Chicago, Robin joined the accounting staff at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and continued her studies at Northwestern University. She comes to us now from a stint in the private sector—one that came with the realization that her skills and spirit are best suited for the nonprofit world.
When not busy studying for the CPA Exam at Northwestern University, Robin spends her free time playing with puppies, reading, and watching C-SPAN and college hoops.