Dr. Garcia's mission is to educate and motivate! She teaches college students, senior adults, USA athletes, and Jr. NBA - WNBA players. Robelyn is a Facutly Affiiliate in the Arizona State University Biomimicry Department, a Multidisciplinary Professor at Personal Professors Academy, a Post-Doc Scholar at Harvard University Extension School, a Health Educator and an Advocate for Crime Prevention via sport, physical activity, and recreation. In addition to her teaching and research Dr. Garcia has several publications and has been awarded Editor-in-Chief of The International Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Dr. Garcia began offering Jr. NBA-WNBA scholarships in 2011 in honor of her late Mother Evelyn Koch-Garcia and launched her "Dr. Robelyn Garcia Scholars" in 2015 after her induction to the Dodge City Community College Athletic Hall of Fame.
She has a Ph.D. in Education Administration, a M.S. in Kinesiology/Exercise Science, a Graduate Certificate in Biogerontology, a Master's of Science in Aging and Lifespan Development, and a Master's of Arts in Criminal Justice. She currently has a Fellowship in the ASU Graduate Studies Program and is teaching classes and designing research specializing in Obesity Prevention, Depression Treatment, Elder Law, Criminology and Crime Prevention. Robelyn is a also a Post-Doc scholar in the Doctor of Behavioral Health program with the ASU College of Health Solutions. In her quest of a holistic approach for all endeavors, Dr. Garcia has began an educational journey as a Metaphysician with The University of Sedona and The University of Metaphysics in Sedona, Arizona.
Garcia was a collegiate All-American and 4-time WBA All-Star professional basketball player. She won the first World Championship with the Kansas Crusaders of the Women’s Basketball Association (WBA) in 1993. Robelyn, nicknamed "Robbie", also led the nation in scoring while playing at Dodge City Community College. In addition, Garcia was a Biomechanics Kinesiology Professor for 20 years, the President of the Jr. NBA-WNBA Charter Program for 15 years and is currently a Special Olympic Volunteer Coach, Bicycle Philanthropist and the Vice President of American Community Team Sports.
Dr. Garcia trained long and hard for the Senior Games, Arizona Senior Olympics and World Senior Games. Despite several chronic injuries and a broken finger, she won a Gold Medal in 2015, two Gold Medals in 2017, and a Gold Medal in 2018. Garcia is very proud to be a 2017 World Senior Games Gold Medalist and a Huntsman World Games Athlete Ambassador.