Even though she has only held the position for six months, Sally McMillan Robb is already making history as the first Black chief of staff to a Maryland Senate president.
Her favorite part of the job, which she took over after serving as deputy chief of staff since 2019, has been to supervise and mentor college students as they enter the workforce.
“The Senate of Maryland provides a wonderful environment for young professionals to learn about public policy and politics,” Robb said. “It has been a great joy to help young people understand the legislative process and confront new challenges.”
Robb graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Morgan State University and a law degree from the University of Maryland Carey School of Law.
What’s is the most important life lesson you learned?
The most important life lesson I have learned is to be open to new opportunities. Although deviating from a career or life plan can be unnerving, it also can be rewarding.
What do you do for fun and why?
I volunteer as a K9 handler with Chesapeake Search Dogs (CSD), a 100% volunteer search and rescue team that looks for lost or missing people. Although the mission of the team is a serious one, training can also be a lot of fun. Spending time in state parks, playing with dogs and conversing with teammates make my work with CSD enjoyable.