Rhonda Craig began her career as a local TV news reporter and producer. From Missouri to Florida, and many places in between, she traveled the country producing award-winning news segments.
It was Rhonda’s work in broadcasting that sparked her interest in public service. In 2016, her passion for social justice and international travel collided when she joined a professional travel program that enabled her to live and work in 10 countries in 12 months. Rhonda would go on to spend two and a half years living and working throughout Europe, Latin America, and northern Africa.
While overseas, Rhonda consulted for US-based nonprofits which is where she found her footing as a human rights advocate. As a strategic communications consultant, Rhonda raised awareness and funds for ethnic and religious minorities, LGBTQ families, immigrants and patients with rare diseases.
In addition to her full-time work, she helped lead the travel organization’s social impact programming. In each country, she initiated and helped execute various projects including (but not limited to): environmental sustainability initiatives, emergency response efforts, refugee aid partnerships and campaigns that have raised thousands of dollars.
Rhonda calls her time overseas one of the most transformative periods of her life. She learned many important lessons from community organizers all over the world – the least of which is that meaningful, societal change requires more than grassroots activism, but a change in public policy.
She hopes to combine her communications, public service and NUF experience to spark innovative ways to radically improve the quality of life for disadvantaged communities. Rhonda received her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri.