In this alumni interview, we talk with Robert Boenish, a previous student of Western Washington University and one of its most well-known rugby players. In this short interview, Robert talks about his fondest memories of the sport, as well as what he’s up to now.
After his rugby days, Robert focused on his academic career and is currently a marine biologist studying fisheries. He states that his mission is to “feed the world”. Robert is certainly chasing that goal, as he is working for the US Department of State as a food security advisor with a focus on global food security.
0:08: Robert Boenish introduces himself.
1:41: How did you get into rugby?
2:57: Robert’s favorite memory from his time at Western Washington University.
3:59: How do you stay involved with rugby?
4:50: What are your hopes for rugby in America?
Robert Boenish’s Alumni Interview shines a light on his rugby playing days, favorite memories from WWU, as well as his current occupation. He talks about the joy of coaching, how happy he was to give back and see some of his players turn into professional players after graduation, and the comradery that rugby brings. Robert also talks about his life post graduating from WWU and how he dedicated himself to academia and marine biology for the greater good.