TEL: (512) 722-3390 / (512) 785-8950
Joined WVWA: March 2020
Robin earned a Masters degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Department of Geography and the Environment in 2005 for research focused on human-environment interaction in karst landscapes. Until 2009, she worked as a geographer for the U.S. Geological Survey, Texas Water Science Center doing data management, spatial analysis, and GIS, and she was part of the team that helped establish the springflow gauging station at Jacobs Well. From 2009 to March 2020, she served as the Public Information and Education Coordinator for the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District. It was a wonderful 11 years at the District. Some of the highlights during her career at the District include building an impactful and collaborative educational program (through at least three critical groundwater droughts); supporting and educating well owners and groundwater users; serving on the City of Austin Environmental Board and as a representative for the Regional Water Planning Group Region K; and researching and publishing methods to assess groundwater use, well drilling trends, and aquifer dynamics.
As a geographer, a groundwater scientist, a teacher, and a mom, she’s excited to work in community that supports her family. It’s a small world, and ever since she was a child, Wimberley has held a tender place in her heart. She looks forward to learning, working, and collaborating to help make science more accessible, increase knowledge about watershed issues, and empower people to be part of a collective solution.
Ray Don Tilley