Dr. Robinson earned a B.S. in biological science and secondary education and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in science and environmental education from Southern Illinois University–Carbondale.
She taught grades 9-12 science in Chicago Public and Charter Schools. She has served the profession by providing science and math professional development to elementary teachers in the Chicagoland area.
She is a member of the National Science Teachers Association and the Association of Teacher Educators.