Catherine Kirk Robins works as a Deputy Director for the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative on issues surrounding prescription drug affordability. As a part of the MCHI team, Ms. Kirk Robins played an integral role in mobilizing a broad coalition to support the passing of Maryland’s landmark 2017 price gouging law. Passionate about ensuring access to quality, affordable healthcare, she has devoted much of her professional and personal focus on matters surrounding patient rights and access, including volunteering for Remote Area Medical and working as a community organizer for Virginia Organizing on their health insurance expansion campaign. Ms. Kirk Robins received a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, where she played on the Women’s Soccer Team. She earned her Masters in Social Work from the University of Maryland and currently lives in Baltimore with her partner, Dan, and their dog, Finnegan.