Robyn Ochs, Ed.M. is a speaker and consultant on issues related to sexual orientation, gender, and identity through an interdisciplinary and intersectional lens.
1985 – Present: Robyn has spoken at more than 500 colleges, universities, conferences and public events in Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, the United Kingdom (England, Scotland and Wales), France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal, and the United States.
Robyn has keynoted numerous conferences, including Bay Area Youth Summit; BECAUSE Conference; Campus Pride Summer Leadership Camp; Big XII LGBTQIA & Allies Summit; Common Threads Youth Empowerment Retreat; European Bisexual Conference; Harvard Gender & Sexuality Convening; International Conference on Bisexuality; IvyQ Conference; Central States Communication Professionals Association Conference; Mid-Atlantic LGBTQA Conference; Midwest Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender & Ally College Conference; the Northeast LGBT Campus Conference, Out & Equal Workplace Summit, Out on the Prairie; Out in the Middle of the Wheatfield; Out on the Palouse, Pink Mountain Conference; SUNY Pride Conference; True Colors Conference, UK BiCon; and several other regional LGBT conferences. She also speaks to community, youth, senior, workplace and professional groups.
Robyn has taught college courses at Massachusetts Institute for Technology, Cambridge, MA (1991); Tufts University, Medford, MA (1992-2003); and Johnson State College, Vermont (2002). Courses included:
She also serves a keynoter and educator in residence at Campus Pride Summer Leadership Camp, a week-long leadership institute for LGBTQ and ally college students (2012- the present); and on the faculty of the Expanding the Circle Conference, a program sponsored by the California Institute for Integral Studies designed for academic deans and administrators, faculty and faculty development specialists, student life professionals, campus counselors, students, and non-profit professionals who seek to advance LGBTQ issues and concerns in the academy (2013, 2014).
For 26 years, Robyn worked as an administrator at Harvard University where she was co-founder and co-chair of the LGBT Faculty and Staff Group (2008); an active member of the Trans Task Force; co-founder and facilitator of LBTQ Lunches, a monthly lunch series for lesbian, bi, queer and trans women faculty and staff; and a Faculty Adviser to Harvard’s undergraduate student LGBTQ organization, currently called QSA.