Rosenfield Center, Room 311-A
1115 8th Avenue
Grinnell, IA 50312
United States

Robby Specht

Assistant Director of Intercultural Affairs, LGBTQIA+ Student Specialist

Offices, Departments, or Centers: Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion , Intercultural Affairs ,

(they/them/theirs) Robby Specht was born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa. Robby earned their Bachelor of Social Work degree from Clarke University; which is where they found a passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion work. They took this passion to Western Illinois University where they earned their Master of Science in College Student Personnel degree while working in the institutions LGBTQA Resource Center. Following their time at Western Illinois Robby worked for Virginia Tech; working in Housing & Residence Life with their Gender Inclusive Housing Program and assisting with various other LGBTQIA+ projects. Robby spends their free time traveling to see loved ones, binge-watching scary movies, attempting to cook, and searching for the local drag scene. 

Robby’s favorite thing about Grinnell College would have to be the passionate students, faculty, and staff. Robby said “it’s so energizing to be in a space where folks truly want to see their peers, and community, be and do better.” Robby’s responsibilities include supporting the Stonewall Resource Center (the institutions student-led LGBTQIA+ center), working on and uplifting campus LGBTQIA+ initiatives, and supporting Intercultural Affairs and the Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. 

Education and Degrees

Bachelor of Social Work - Clarke University, 2017

Master of Science College Student Personnel - Western Illinois University, 2019

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