Robin Wilby is an award-winning NYC based filmmaker who is deeply committed to social activism through storytelling. They graduated cum laude with a BA in Visual Media from American University and received their MFA with honors from Columbia University. Robin’s thesis film, Loop Planes, won numerous awards, including a production grant from Killer Films (known for challenging, thought-provoking movies, such as Boys Don't Cry) and was an official selection at over fifty festivals, worldwide. Previously, they were a mentor for LGBTQI youth, as well as a documentary filmmaking teacher at a NYC middle school, emphasizing the importance of using documentaries as platforms for social change. In addition to working at Astraea, Robin is currently in post-production on an independent feature-length documentary surrounding the intentional communities begun by several trans* identified teenagers.