Rob

Watson

Impact Strategist

The Social Impact Studio

Bio

Rob is an Impact Strategist at The Social Impact Studio, a strategic design firm that partners with non-profit, foundation, and government clients to reimagine their strategies, programs, and services and spur social innovation. A civic engagement specialist with deep experience in research, teaching, and the implementation of community development programs, his work focuses on themes of youth development, poverty eradication, economic empowerment, and equity. Rob has served as a Senior Advisor on Social Innovation to the National Government of Paraguay and a consultant with various international organizations including Harvard University, The Inter-American Development Bank, and The World Bank. A former Peace Corps volunteer, Rob has co-founded four nonprofits working on issues related to civic participation and social justice in Paraguay, including Teach for Paraguay, part of the global Teach For All Network in 42 countries.

He holds a BA from Harvard University, a graduate degree in Poverty, Development, and Territory from the Universidad Alberto Hurtado of Chile, and an Ed.M in the Education Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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