Robin Thompson, Director, joined Pitzer College in 2012 and oversees the day-to-day operations of the office, administering over $20 million in financial aid funding annually. She is actively involved with the state, regional and national financial aid associations. Robin currently serves as an elected council member on the College Board’s Western Regional Council and has previously served on the executive board of the California Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (CASFAA). Robin has moderated and presented interest sessions at regional and national conferences, covering topics related to federal policy, college affordability, professional advancement in higher education, and veteran’s benefits. While serving on CASFAA, Robin partnered with the College Board to develop an Institutional Methodology primer that has been made available to financial aid professionals in both California and Washington state and continues to be active in training staff on institutional methodology. Robin earned her BA degree in history from Pomona College and later earned her MBA that focused on strategy and leadership from Claremont Graduate University.