Current Internship: City of Eudora
Jeffery Rhodes – an Ethan Allen, Vanatta Liese Ridgeway, and Clarence Ridley Fellow – is passionate about inspiring others to action. He has worked for the last 9 years as an HR/recruiting professional for the Peace Corps. Prior to his tenure with the Peace Corps, he worked for the City of Chicago's bicycle program; conducting community outreach and bike safety education for Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Park District. Jeff began his career as a community health volunteer with the Peace Corps in Zambia from 2005-2007. Jeff completed a dual-degree program at Ohio University - a Bachelor of Science in journalism and a Bachelor of Arts in political science. He currently serves on the advisory board for the New Politics Leadership Academy, a non-partisan group dedicated to supporting servant leaders - members of our national and military service branches - in their efforts to become elected officials and public servants. Jeff and his wife currently mentor first-generation college students on their journey from high school to college - connecting them to resources, providing guidance, and supporting them through their first year of college. Jeff is looking forward to working in city management, especially finance and economic development.