Rob was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, and graduated from W.B. Ray High School. He attended Texas A&M University in College Station, where he earned a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences ('17). After graduation, he commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy and served for five years as a Surface Warfare Officer onboard USS Arleigh Burke, a guided missile destroyer.
Growing up in the Coastal Bend, Rob developed a love for the outdoors and an interest in the wildlife that call the Gulf of Mexico home. At TAMU-CC and HRI, he plans to study inshore marine fisheries and pursue a career in coastal conservation.