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Robin Herman ’73

Robin Herman is a former Assistant Dean for Communications at The Harvard Chan School of Public Health. She was the co-founder and director of The Forum at the school, a state-of-the art webcasting facility bringing together scientific and academic experts with government leaders and NGOs.

Before her academic career, Robin was a journalist for The New York Times and then The Washington Post.  At the Times, she broke locker room barriers in the early 1970s as its first female sports reporter. She went on to cover politics and local issues including the outbreak of the AIDS epidemic and the city’s crisis of homelessness. At the Post she covered health policy and medical issues. In 2015, Robin wrote an article for The Princeton Alumni Weekly “What We Didn’t Say”, about the challenges of parenting adult children with mental illness, describing her own family’s experience. Now an artist in pastel and watercolor, Robin displays her paintings on her Facebook page, RobinHermanArt.

Events

Small Roundtable Discussions

Saturday, October 6

Moderated informal discussions on topics regarding family, health, financial planning and identity.

#MeToo
Vanessa Tyson ’98
, Associate Professor of Politics, Scripps College; Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University
Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building, Room 399

Envisioning the Future of Cancer Therapy
Jennifer Wheler ’88, SVP Clinical Development TScan Therapeutics
Carl A. Fields Center, Multipurpose Room

Identity Politics and the LGBTQ Community
Tina Madison White ‘82, Executive Director, Blue Ridge Pride Center, Inc.
Carl A. Fields Center, Multipurpose Room

Innovations and Solutions in Addressing Addiction
Jessica Hulsey Nickel ’98, Founder, President and CEO, Addiction Policy Forum
Carl A. Fields Center, Multipurpose Room

Single Mom by Choice
If you have been thinking about having or adopting a child as a single parent, if you are in the process of trying to become a single mother, or if you are parenting as a single mother by choice, then come join the conversation. This roundtable will discuss things like: how to start, what single parenting really looks like, how to tell your family, friends or even your child, or different ways of becoming a single mother by choice. Come for a casual discussion about becoming a single mother by choice and to connect with others on the journey. (Note: This is not a discussion for single mothers by divorce, but for women who, at least initially, start the process as a sole parent).
Anne-Marie Maman ’84, Executive Director, Princeton Entrepreneurship Council
Carl A. Fields Center, Multipurpose Room

Tapping Resilience in a Time of Grief
Jill Smolowe ’77, Author and Certified Grief and Divorce Coach
Carl A. Fields Center, Multipurpose Room

Turning the Tables: Caring for Our Aging Parents
Jenni Levy ’82, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Physician
Louis A. Simpson International Building, Room B60A-C

An Unexpected Path: Parenting Young Adults With Mental Illness
Robin Herman ’73, Assistant Dean, Retired, and Hilary Herbold *97, Psychotherapist, Princeton University Counseling and Psychological Services
Carl A. Fields Center, Multipurpose Room


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