Zack Robinson was born and raised in Southwest Virginia. He did two years of his undergraduate studies at Radford University in Business Management where he later decided to make the jump and transfer to Virginia Commonwealth University. It's there that he found his passion for the environment and elected to select his education path in environmental studies. He later wants to pursue a Master's degree in environmental studies from VCU. Zack gained an interest in sustainability after taking the Sustainable Societies - James River Basin course with Professor Godfrey. As Zack became more involved with the program, he became a project analyst for the Sustainable RVA project and began building his skills in sustainable methods and later became a teachers assistant applying what he has learned back into the class room at his university.