Robert Graham, IDEA’s ninth-grade Biology teacher, comes from a long line of educators. His father was a math and science teacher and a school principal, and his mother was a teacher. A North Carolina native, Graham graduated with a degree in Biology from East Carolina University. He moved to the DC area in 2007 and has taught in DC schools since then because he believes in contributing his community. Graham wants scholars to be excited about STEM. He is a self-described lifelong learner who enjoys traveling and trying new foods.
"You are where you are today because you stand on somebody's shoulders. And wherever you are heading, you cannot get there by yourself. If you stand on the shoulders of others, you have a reciprocal responsibility to live your life so that others may stand on your shoulders. It's the quid pro quo of life. We exist temporarily through what we take, but we live forever through what we give." - ~Vernon Jordan