Hazel L. Robinson


Hazel L. RobinsonHazel L. Robinson, a native of Plant City, Florida, currently works as a Senior Economist, conducting cost-benefit analysis of rules designed to keep the nation’s meat supply safe for consumption, for the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Agency at the United States Department of Agriculture in Washington, DC.

Hazel received both her BA (1979) and MA (1986) in Economics from Howard University, with honors. She has served over 30 years for the Federal Government as a Senior Economist (FSIS), Economist (Federal Aviation Administration, (FAA)), and (International Trade Analyst (US International Trade Commission).   Working both at the FAA and FSIS, Hazel has authored over 60 cost-benefit analyses that have been published in the Code of Federal Regulations.

In 1979, Hazel was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army Reserves where she served 27 years, and retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  Hazel is a very active alumna of Howard University. She is one of the founding members and the sitting President of the Howard University Economics Department Alumni Association (HUEDAA).  Under her leadership HUEDAA established several programs especially a mentorship program and has endowed a scholarship and loan fund for graduate and undergraduate economic students attending Howard University.

Hazel is also the Recording Secretary for the National Howard University Alumni Association, and the President of the College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Alliance.