May Robinson, the Director of Marketing at Mission Partners, has more than a decade of public relations, communications, and marketing experience with nonprofits, small businesses, and healthcare companies. She started her career at a public relations firm in San Diego, California, specializing in media relations and garnering event publicity for nonprofit clients, such as the San Diego Rescue Mission, Just in Time for Foster Youth, Miracle Babies, Tri-City Medical Center, Jewish Family Service of San Diego, and the San Diego Foundation. May then went on to spearhead the development of a new social media department within a midsize digital marketing agency. Prior to her role at Mission Partners, she was the marketing director of a top Southern California cosmetic medical practice, developing strategies which led to the company being recognized among the top 1% of more than 40,000 cosmetic medical practices nationwide.
May was born in the Philippines, grew up in Montgomery County, Maryland, lived in Baltimore for six years, and then San Diego for seven years before returning to Montgomery County in 2019. As a multiracial immigrant and first-generation college student with bicoastal experiences, she brings a unique perspective and is passionate about creating more equitable spaces for underrepresented people. Through her involvement with the Diversity Committee within the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)’s San Diego chapter, she developed and facilitated a pilot program for high school students to receive an introductory public relations education. This program launched at a high school with predominantly Black, Latinx, and Filipino students. The purpose of this program was to introduce students of color to the public relations profession. May and her team won the National PRSA Diversity and Inclusion award two years in a row for establishing this program.
Committed to lifelong learning, May was accepted into the Global Leadership and Change PhD program at Pepperdine University. Her research interests include multiracial identity and intercultural communications. She earned her Bachelor’s in Mass Communication: Public Relations and Advertising from Towson University and her Master’s in Communication and Leadership from Gonzaga University. May is also an adjunct communications professor at Towson University.