Rhoda is a Family Nurse Practitioner at the MUSC Health Weight Management Center. She started her professional life as a research biologist, but was inspired to return to nursing school in 2004 to become a Nurse Practitioner after working for a faith-based lifestyle change program. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing followed by a Master of Science in Nursing; both from MUSC. She then worked overseas with Cardiac Rehabilitation patients in Sydney, Australia. Upon her return to Charleston in 2010, she worked with a local endocrinologist, local cardiothoracic surgeons, and for a Medicare/Medicaid insurance provider conducting in-home patient assessments before coming to the MUSC Health Weight Management Center. She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.