UM Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy: Rob Svoboda

Rob Svoboda

Rob Svoboda is a Dual Degree Master of Public Policy student at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and a Master of Urban Planning student at Taubman College of Architecture. He previously conducted market research for the semiconductor industry and worked on political campaigns for Wendy Davis and Beto O’Rourke. While at Michigan, he has worked on land bank projects in Youngstown and Flint in addition to preparing a capstone project that applied machine learning methods to disaster recovery in Southeastern Louisiana. Rob has also worked on broadband connectivity at a city and in the electric cooperative space. He is committed to addressing digital divide problems in his work and is particularly interested in the role municipalities and cooperatives can play in digital equity initiatives. Rob holds a Bachelor of Science in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin.