Robyn Schuster

Robyn Schuster
Senior Director of Operations

Phone: 847-467-0657

Office: Fisk 211A

Email: robyn.schuster@northwestern.edu

Robyn is the senior director of operations at Medill. She has led successful teams and projects in a variety of settings, including as a university administrator, an attorney and a consultant. Previously, she provided communications strategy and outreach for Educational Enrichment Systems, a successful early education nonprofit serving low-income families in the San Diego area.

At Indiana University-Bloomington, she served as Assistant Dean for Communications and Marketing at the IU Maurer School of Law, and Assistant Director of the IU Liberal Arts and Management Program (LAMP), an honors-level management certificate program between the Kelley School of Business and the College of Arts & Sciences.

Prior to working in higher education, Robyn enjoyed a successful litigation career as an associate at Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. She also served as a loaned associate to the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, representing low-income clients in landlord-tenant actions. She also represented clients in First Amendment and habeas corpus actions at the federal district and appellate level.

A magna cum laude graduate of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Federal Communications Law Journal, the official publication of the Federal Communications Bar Association. She earned her undergraduate degree from the Indiana University School of Journalism in Bloomington, Ind., where she served terms as both Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor of the award-winning Indiana Daily Student newspaper.