2018 Tillman Scholar

Robin Evans

Syracuse University

“I hope to use my voice and law degree to advocate for families: improving the adoption and foster care experience.”

No one in Robin’s family had ever served in the Armed Forces, so when she raised her right hand in 1996 to support and defend the constitution of the United States, she didn’t know exactly what she was getting into. Robin, already a college graduate, enlisted to repay her undergraduate student loans and planned to only stay a short time. A career logistician Robin has provided fuel, food, ammunition and maintenance support to soldiers and has thoroughly enjoyed a being a citizen of the world. After 14 moves and 22 years later, with multiple deployments and leadership roles, she will retire as a Lieutenant Colonel. The Army has been the family Robin lacked growing up as an impoverished child in Kansas.