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Alumni Highlight: Robin Paul Kelleher '95

Alumni Spotlight - Robin Paul Kelleher ’95
RE: Who was your favorite teacher?
RPK: As a math/science girl, I loved these two teachers differently. Therefore, I can't choose between Ms. Mathis (AP Physics) and Mr. Greenfield (English). Both were incredibly kind. Ms. Mathis made me love a class where boys greatly outnumbered me. She taught me to believe in myself. Mr. Greenfield was silly and inspirational, and he made books and characters come to life.
RE: What were your extracurricular activities at RE?
RPK: Swimming, water polo, soccer; French Club, Math Club and Student Government

RE: What is the best thing you learned about yourself while you were at RE?
RPK: That I have enough strength to share some with others. 
RE: What song was on repeat your senior year?
RPK: Blind Melon's “No Rain”
RE: Where did you attend college?
RPK: Williams College
RE: What was your major?
RPK: I double majored in economics and psychology
RE: What was your first job ever?
RPK: I was a bartender in NYC when I began my acting career in NYC. 
RE: How did you get into film?
RPK: I began acting during my summers while in college. I would head to NYC, take acting classes, and perform in student films. My first acting job was a two-year role on the television show, Ed. After twenty years of acting (and three kids later!), I wanted more. Fellow alumnus Ilan Arboleda '93 brought my attention to our first project, an award-winning documentary we produced with the Gina Davis Foundation called This Changes Everything, notably about the lack of female representation behind the camera.
RE: Tell us how your film Listen came about.
RPK: Ilan Arboleda '93 brought the script to me. We just had our world premiere at the Miami Jewish Film Festival in January. Listen is a timely spy-thriller based on a true Israeli-Hamas prisoner exchange. The script was unnerving and provocative, and it left me craving knowledge about the complex worlds of Israelis and Palestinians.
RE: What is your favorite part of your job?
RPK: Meeting new people and living and sharing their stories.
RE: What is something you love about your job?
RPK: I love delving deeply into the emotional lives and complexities of others. Most people have good and bad sides; we are imperfect, which makes humans beautiful and compelling to watch.

RE: What motivates you to get out of bed in the morning?
RPK: My three boys and two rescue dogs motivate me to get out of bed.
RE: What is one of your favorite quotes?
RPK: "Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person's life." Jackie Chan
RE: What are you currently reading?
RPK: The Covenant of Water
RE: Is there anything else you'd like to share?
RPK: We are hoping to move back to Miami!
Robin Paul Kelleher
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Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.