Rhonda is a native Texan and originally a small town girl. She has an undergraduate degree in Fashion Merchandising and Business and a Master of Education degree from Texas State University in San Marcos. She has worked in the retail industry, banking and sales management. Rhonda has also volunteered in many different capacities through the years, including through her children’s school, church, and Refugee Services. She first began working at Open Arms in 2015 as a volunteer because it fit her skills and her interest in working with refugees and empowering women.