Robin Finn, MPH, MA, is a Los Angeles-based writer, and the founder and creator of HEART. SOUL. PEN.™, a unique writing course that blends deep-dive creativity and soul-centered writing for women. After graduating cum laude from UCLA, Robin earned a master’s degree in public health from Columbia University and began her career at the New York City Department of Health. Three children later, she returned to school in 2010 to earn a second master’s degree in spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica, a program that transformed her life.
Robin is the author of Restless in L.A. (Inkspell, 2017), named a “Best New Novel of 2017” by Babble.com. Her personal essays have been featured in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, BuzzFeed, The Huffington Post, ADDitude Magazine, Brain Child, Mamalode.com, and others: anthologized in So Glad They Told Me (HerStories Project Press, 2016); and performed live in national story salons. She joined the faculty of UCLA Extension Writer’s Program in 2019.
Robin is working on a memoir about finger-pointing parents, ADHD kids, and finding inner peace (sort of). She is also developing a workbook based on the principles of HEART. SOUL. PEN. Her passions include: the value of women’s stories, the impact of the creative process to transform lives, ensuring children with ADHD (and their parents) get the support they need, and finding inner peace (a lifelong project!) She is the mother of three teenagers and lives with her spirited family in Los Angeles.