Welcome to Words Alive, Robyn!

We are so excited to announce our newest team member, Robyn Grand! Robyn is joining the Words Alive family as our new Volunteer Coordinator!

An image of Robyn standing in front of a large body of water.

An image of Robyn standing in front of a large body of water.

Robyn Grand joins the Words Alive family after three years of working for AVID Center. Prior to his time at AVID Center, he attended the University of California San Diego where he earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in Sociology and Political Science. Robyn considers himself a life-long learner with a passion for reading and is excited to serve as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Words Alive family. In his free time, Robyn enjoys running, yoga, and video games.

Now, let’s hear more from Robyn!

What intrigued you about Words Alive?

I am a very passionate reader and my father would brag that I am a third-generation book collector. I grew up surrounded by books and fell in love with the stories and knowledge they held at a very young age. I’m excited to join Words Alive so that I can share that love and joy with students across San Diego.

What are you most excited about in your new position?

I’m excited to work with and support the volunteers who make such vital contributions to the work we do here at Words Alive. I can’t wait for opportunities to meet our amazing volunteers!

What is your relationship with reading and learning?

My relationship with reading and learning is never ending. I’m always looking for a new book to read or podcast to listen to. I enjoy hearing different perspectives on topics I am unfamiliar with because there is always so much more to learn about the world and the issues people face.

What are you currently reading?

I am currently reading Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States by Samantha Allen and Vanish by Tess Gerritsen.

We are so excited to have Robyn on our team! To learn more about our volunteer opportunites, click here!