Jenna Ashley Robinson joined the Martin Center in January 2007 as campus outreach coordinator and later became the center’s director of outreach. She was previously the E.A. Morris Fellowship Assistant at the John Locke Foundation, where she worked since 2001.
Robinson graduated from N.C. State with a degree in political science and French in May 2003 and has studied at the University of East Anglia School of American Studies in Norwich, England. She received her master’s degree in political science in December 2005 and her Ph.D. in political science in 2012, both from UNC-Chapel Hill. She is also a graduate of the Koch Associates Program sponsored by the Charles G. Koch Foundation.
Robinson’s work has appeared in Investor’s Business Daily, American Thinker, Human Events, Carolina Journal, the Lincoln Tribune, the Hickory Daily Record, the Gaston Gazette, the Mountain Express, and the News & Observer. She has taught introductory courses in American politics at UNC-Chapel Hill and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 2013, she testified before Congress on the Federal Pell Grant Program. She has served as a member of the North Carolina Longitudinal Data System Board since January 2014.
Robinson lives in Raleigh, NC, with her husband, son, and three cats.