Lavon Robinson is a college/career counselor at a large, public high school in the Chicagoland area. In his role, Lavon develops and teaches lessons on all steps of the college search process as well as financial aid literacy. He collaborates with non-profit organizations and the local chamber of commerce to support students with career planning. He works with marginalized populations to tackle barriers that may impede their ability to attend, afford, and complete their college education. He is a member of several professional organizations and regularly visits colleges around the country. He also directly works with 150 students providing academic and social-emotional counseling. Outside of counseling duties, Lavon works part-time as an application reader for a prestigious full-ride scholarship program and is the coach of the Boys’ Swim Team at a school in his district.
Lavon completed his bachelor’s degree from Illinois Wesleyan University with a degree in business administration and a minor in psychology. He earned his master’s degree in school counseling from DePaul University where he graduated with honors and was named the graduate student of the year by the Illinois School Counselor Association.
Lavon lives in the southern suburbs with his wife and young daughter. He enjoys cheering on the White Sox, kettlebell training, and spending time being active outside.