Robin Elizabeth Herr


Robin is a freelance journalist and a university educator. English is her native language and she speaks fluent Danish. Her work has appeared in The Huffington Post, USA Today, The Washington Post, Politiken, Berlingske, Kristeligt Dagblad and Information. She has been interviewed in Danish by P1 Morgen, P1 Orientering, Radio 24/7, Ritzau and Kristeligt Dagblad on U.S. legal, political and social issues and about events in Denmark by CTV National News in Canada and by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Robin’s television work includes being hired by the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) for coverage of Denmark and by the Danish Broadcasting Corporation’s flagship TV debate program, DR2 Deadline for coverage of USA. Previously, she served a stint at DR2 Dagen, an international TV news program. Her most successful pitch was of then U.S. Ambassador Rufus Gifford who, for the first time ever, talked on live television about what it was like to grow up homosexual. Gifford then starred in a reality TV show about his ambassadorship. He is now running for U.S. Congress.

Currently, Robin is teaching U.S. law and politics in Danish at Folkeuniversitet. She has also been an external lecturer in American Studies at the University of Southern Denmark where she taught basic and advanced American History and American Business History.

A third-generation Californian, Robin has worked as a lawyer in Silicon Valley and as a lobbyist in Washington, D.C.. She has an M.S. from Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, a J.D. from Columbia Law School, both in New York City, and a Ph.D. from Copenhagen Business School, where she was assistant professor.

Robin’s addiction to living abroad began when she was a year-long exchange student in Thailand at age 16. Since then, she has lived on three continents, including in Mexico and India, and has held jobs in three foreign languages. To Robin’s surprise, one of the places where she experienced the most culture shock was while living with the Amish in Pennsylvania.

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