Robert is a 3rd year medical student at the American University of the Caribbean – School of Medicine. He is a native of Southern Illinois where he went to Southern Illinois University – Carbondale graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular, Cellular, and Systemic Physiology. He became involved with AMSA during his second semester of medical school as Recruitment Chair and later as one of its Co-Presidents. Robert has been actively involved with different advocacy projects since undergrad, ranging from migrant health to HIV testing and prevention within the Caribbean. This past year he was a member of the AIDS Advocacy Network Steering Committee. Robert has actively been involved in research on health concerns within marginalized communities. He hopes to accomplish advocacy on behalf of syringe exchange programs, HIV/AIDS comorbidities, and lessening the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS.