Robin Aura Kanegis grew up next to Fox Haven and has been a voice in its conception, growth and maturity. Aura currently serves as Director of Public Policy and Advocacy for the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in Washington DC where she lives with her family. Prior to joining AFSC she served as Director of Campaigns and Iraq Peace Campaign Director for the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL, and with the National Congress of American Indians on behalf of American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments and individuals. Aura holds a B.A. in Third World Studies and Women’s Studies from Oberlin College and an I.B. from the Armand Hammer United World College. She is the lead vocalist of Brûlée, a jazz-blues band performing in the Washington area.