Rhonda partnered with For Purpose in November 2020 as an Associate, before joining as Head of For Purpose in the Summer of 2021.
Rhonda has worked extensively in education, starting out teaching English in Madrid, before moving to work in higher education, initially at a college in Boston and then at University College Dublin. She has led projects in adult education, lifelong learning and community engagement, and is an accomplished higher education project manager with skills in research, strategic planning, policy advocacy, instructional design and teaching and facilitation.
Rhonda has a BSc (Mgmt) and an MEd from Trinity College and a Doctorate in Higher Education from the University of Sheffield. Her EdD looked at how the civic role of universities is understood and practiced, an interest which was sparked by involvement with several European Grundtvig projects on Active Citizenship.
Throughout her career, Rhonda has taught widely in the field of adult education, and is an enthusiastic lifelong learner, recently completing a Diploma in Mental Health and Wellbeing Coaching.
Rhonda likes long, fast walks and short, cold sea swims, preferably in the wilds of West Kerry. She has an extensive travel wish list and an ambition to go on a very long train trip. She loves all kinds of food, ideally cooked by someone else!