Steve Robinson is on assignment to the White House Domestic Policy Council from the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education at the Department of Education. Robinson served as the Legislative Assistant for education in the office of Senator Barack Obama, advised on policy development during the 2008 presidential campaign, and worked on education issues with the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team. He joined the Department of Education in February of 2009, and was assigned to the White House Domestic Policy Council in September of that year. Steve first joined the office of Senator Obama in July 2005, supported as a fellow through the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program. Prior to joining Senator Obama's office, Steve was a high school science teacher in Eugene, Oregon. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, earned a degree in Biology at Princeton University, and then a Ph.D. at University of Michigan. On the Biology faculty at the University of Massachusetts, he headed a laboratory and mentored Ph.D. students. His teaching experience includes more than 15 years in the classroom at middle school, high school, and postsecondary levels.