Rob Watson

Rob Watson

Poughkeepsie Consultant
Rob Watson

Rob serves as a By All Means (BAM) advisor to the City of Poughkeepsie, New York in collaboration with BAM consultants James Watson and Kylynn Grier. Together, they partnered with the Mayor, Superintendent of Schools and community stakeholders from their hometown of Poughkeepsie to co-found the Poughkeepsie Children's Cabinet. 

In addition to his role with BAM, Rob is the Director of Student Programs at the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School. His work has focused on themes of civic engagement, community development, and educational equity in the US, Latin America, and Africa. Rob has served as a consultant and advisor to organizations that include the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, Harvard College, Tufts University, The Social Impact Studio, FUSE Corps, and The Obama Foundation.

A former Peace Corps Volunteer, Rob has co-founded five civil society organizations in Paraguay, including Teach for Paraguay, member of the global Teach For All Network and the Paraguayan Government's first national youth service program. 

Rob is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and former Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Millennium Scholar. He holds a B.A. from Harvard College, an Ed.M in Education Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and is pursuing a Mid-Career Master's in Public Administration at Harvard Kennedy School.