Rhonda Elaine Foxx

Founder of HBCU House

Rhonda is the Founder of HBCU House, a platform that connects college students to 21st-century career opportunities. She ran for US Congress in 2020 (NC-06) after serving for five years as Chief of Staff to US Representative Alma Adams.

As a Congressional staffer, Rhonda was instrumental in pushing for greater diversity on Capitol Hill. She co-founded the Black Women’s Congressional Alliance and the bipartisan, bicameral Chief’s Alliance. Through these organizations, Rhonda led Capitol Hill’s first diversity recruitment event for new Members of Congress, Politico’s bipartisan Salute to Women Chiefs of Staff, and the annual bipartisan Women on the Rise celebration. Rhonda’s efforts have been covered by Forbes, Politico, Roll Call, the National Journal, and McClatchy. In 2019, she was recognized as one of Essence Magazine’s top 100 women affecting change.

Before joining Congresswoman Adams’ office, Rhonda was the interim Campaign Manager and Finance Director to Red to Blue candidate Erin Bilbray. Before that, she worked as Director of Operations for Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX). She also served as the national and PAC fundraiser for Representatives Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX), Suzanne Bonamici (OR), and Yvette Clarke (NY). Rhonda began her political career as a Finance Assistant for New York Senator, Kirsten E. Gillibrand.

Prior to working in politics, Rhonda was the Executive Director and Chief Counsel for the London’s Bridge Foundation, a nonprofit operated by NFL Pro Bowler London Fletcher. Rhonda serves on the Board of Visitors for North Carolina A&T State University and she’s a past Board Member of the North Carolina State Society. She earned her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her law degree from the George Washington University Law School.

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