Robin Strawbridge is a San Francisco native who began her career in fine arts, working at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice, the John Berggruen Gallery in San Francisco, and Christie’s Auction House in New York City. She transitioned to fashion and worked as the managing editor of the J. Crew catalog and as a director of advertising at Gap, Inc.
Robin has served on the boards of an array of nonprofits, including the Marin Horizon School in Mill Valley, California; No Bully, a national organization working to eradicate bullying and cyberbullying worldwide; and Southern Exposure, a gallery dedicated to supporting visual artists in San Francisco. She has also served as chair of the board of directors for Headlands Center for the Arts, which through a range of programs for artists and the public offers opportunities to build understanding and appreciation of the role of art in society.
Robin is currently the vice president of the Fleishhacker Foundation, which supports small to mid-sized arts organizations, a fellowship program for visual artists, and social justice initiatives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She also serves on the board of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. Robin is an avid champion of emerging artists and received a B.A. in the History of Art from U.C. Berkeley.