Robin became a Hepatitis C advocate after relying on online support groups to help understand her own Hepatitis C diagnosis. Paying it forward, she worked on a helpline to support Hepatitis C patients navigate the healthcare system to understand their diagnosis, consider treatment options, and assess options for barriers they may be experiencing. In 2008, she started the Maryland Hepatitis Coalition through which she increases awareness regarding Hepatitis C and provides patient education and resources. She hopes the summit will create a visible Hepatitis C network with a call to action.