Wharton MBA / Penn MA, Founder and CEO of education company with 60 employees
While studying advanced Mandarin in Beijing in 2009, Robert founded the Chinese Language Institute (www.studycli.org) and has since built the organization into one of the world's leading centers for Chinese language and cultural studies. In the nearly eight years since its founding, CLI has hosted over 2,000 students from more than 35 countries. In addition to the company's China programming, CLI develops and facilitates custom study abroad programs in 10 other countries, including South Africa, India, Morocco, Italy, and most recently, Cuba. Robert graduated summa cum laude from Virginia Tech in 2009 with a BA in Political Science and Communication and holds an MBA/MA joint master's degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.