Robert attended local schools, graduating from Santa Rosa Catholic School. After Santa Rosa, he attended Sylmar High School where he was a student-athlete as a baseball player. Robert was the recipient of the Sylmar Baseball Alumni Baseball Scholarship. While attending Sylmar High School and Mission College, he showed his dedication and passion for the community as a volunteer and employee for the City of San Fernando as a coach for the baseball, basketball, soccer, football, and swim team programs; additionally, he served as a tutor and lifeguard.
Robert was the first in his family to attend and successfully complete college. He attended Los Angeles Mission College and received his Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice, and transferred to California State University of Los Angeles (CSULA), where he was on the Dean’s List, and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. While attending CSULA Robert co-founded and served as Vice President of the Criminal Justice Club. Furthering his education, Robert received his Master of Science in Leadership and Management from the University of La Verne, College of Business and Public Management.
In addition to dedicating his time to the San Fernando City Council, Robert represents San Fernando while serving with other agencies including the President-elect of the Independent Cities Association (ICA) Executive Board of Directors and the Los Angeles County Library Commission (elected unanimously).