After graduating from Washington D.C.'s Benjamin Banneker Academic High School, Binta Robinson attended Western Massachusetts' Hampshire College from 1990 to 1992 as a Howard Hughes Research Fellow.
In 1993, Binta Robinson transferred to Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, as a Minority Access to Research Careers Undergraduate Scholar. While at Spelman, Binta Robinson interned at the University of California, Riverside and the Harvard School of Public Health. She wrote her senior thesis on “Synthetic Approaches to Biodegradable Surfactants.” Binta Robinson graduated in 1996 with a BS in Biochemistry.
Subsequently, Binta Robinson was accepted at The George Washington University Law School. Binta Robinson continued with her studies in biochemistry while focusing on intellectual property law, particularly patents. She received her Juris Doctor in 2006.
Today, Binta Robinson works at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia, where she has worked for the past decade. She utilizes her background in biotechnology, chemistry, and pharmaceuticals to review biotechnological and pharmaceutical patent applications and to write final opinions on whether the patent should be accepted or denied.
In her leisure time, Binta Robinson enjoys art and biking, particularly around her home in Washington, D.C. She is also a fan of the site LinkedIn.