Robyn Stegman speaks about how passion, community service, and googly eyes come together.

About the speaker

Robyn Stegman is best known as the voice of Mr. Trash Wheel, a garbage eating, ocean cleaning machine in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. She has helped the trash wheels reach the front page of Reddit, the pages of the National Geographic, and a place in the hearts of over 40,000 fans. Robyn has been creating digital tools, campaigns, and programs to empower changemakers since before it was cool. Her first social change campaign was organizing a student strike in protest of the unfair conditions in her third grade classroom. Since then, she has worked with organizations like AmeriCorps VISTA, the Center for Urban Families, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, and Bloomberg Philanthropies to develop communication strategies that spark action. She dreams of someday being so fantastically rich that she can hire a team of scientists to bio-engineer a dinosaur theme park. Until then she keeps herself busy pirating in the Inner Harbor, performing at the Baltimore Improv Group, belting out a tune at BMore Karaoke, and creating spectacles wherever she finds herself.

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