A Memphis native, Rob Richardson graduated magna cum laude from the University of Memphis in 2018, where he majored in Spanish and also completed a minor in management of information systems. As an undergraduate, Rob worked with publicity for the Spanish Club and served as a STEM Ambassador for the university. After serving with Impact America, Rob plans to pursue a graduate degree.

What do you like to do for fun?
I am an avid gamer. I like to play everything from the strategic Halo Wars, to the ever popular Fortnite, all the way to indie games, big name titles and more. Games can serve a number of roles: providing opportunities to connect with old and current friends, an escape from stress and worries, and even sharing compelling stories and events.

What is one of your favorite quotes from a book, film, or song?
One of my favorite quotes is from J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Lord of the Rings.
“Not all those who wander are lost.”
I think it is very important to take time away from a busy day to relax and enjoy the world around you. Sometimes just taking time to walk, clear your mind, and wander can do a world of good.

What is your greatest strength?
I believe my greatest strength is my kindness. As the adage goes, “You catch more flies with honey than you do vinegar.” Treating other people well not only can mitigate stressful situations, but can often prevent problems from arising in the first place. Acting with kindness inspires the same to be returned to you.