Robert Burns was recruited to play collegiate football for California Lutheran University from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology and where he was a member of the Human Memory and Cognition research team. Following his undergraduate studies, Robert completed a post-bacculerate program through the University of California, Los Angeles (Pre Medical and General Science Studies). He is continuing to pursue his studies in Medicine and hopes to one day practice medicine and to teach the next generations.
In addition to his work with Paradigm Malibu, Robert is currently the Director of Projects for the Cope Health Scholar volunteer organization at Saint John’s Regional Medical Center. In this capacity, he is responsible for training and educating future Health Scholars as they prepare for integration with the patient care team. Early in his work with teens at Paradigm Malibu, he found a niche in the classroom, both tutoring and mentoring youth, and he eagerly transitioned into the classroom teacher. Robert incorporates the skills he has developed through competitive sports, psychological research, and direct clinical care into encouraging each teen to becoming the director of their education, interests, dreams, and emotional/psychological well-being.