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Stacy (Bill) Rhodes
Washington, DC
Training Biography

William S. Rhodes
Tucson, Arizona; 24 años; Título de Occidental College en Filosofía y Maestría de la Univ. Johns Hopkins en Relaciones Internacionales
Los antecedentes de BIll (filosofía y relaciones internatcionales) han estimulado su interés en la política y el gobierno de los Estados Unidos, es decir, el papel que los Estados Unidos juegan an el desarrollo político y económico de los países en desarrollo. De acuerdo con Bill su futuro es en verdad deconocido. Las diferentes posibilidades incluyen el trabajar con las agencia gubernamentales internacionales y en la politica.

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Altiplano (1968--70)
I was a married PCV (in a new 'married couples' Community Development group, part of Group 34, I think); Pete Genebien was my "Rep" and we were out on the treeless part of the Altiplano, south of La Paz (off the road through Calamarca). The town was Machacamarca/Vilaque (south of Viacha along the train tracks, near Collana & Colquencha); yeah the memories come flooding back!.

Although I was a 'CD volunteer' on the Altiplano , I really worked mostly with the Aymaran men on potato production, sheep shearing/wool commercialization and chicken projects (earning the moniker "Chicken King of the Altiplano", in 1968!). Daniel Mamani was the top chicken producer in Machamarca , with 300 dual-purpose birds. I used to hang out a lot with my best friend on the Altiplano , fellow CD PCV Steve Huffstutlar (who would be coming to Estes Park but is currently in Costa Rica). (I see maybe old friend/fellow Altiplano PCV Bill Buzenberg may be at the reunion?) Back then we had Peace Corps trailbikes, and Steve H. and I would ride them into El Alto on Payday, and park them in Taylor Hackford's carpentry classroom at the 'voc ed' school. That was my closest brush with Hollywood stardom. Taylor, by the way, was married then to Georgie, not Helen Mirren, as I am sure we all know by now.


In service I was part of a "married couples" Community Development group, married to PCV Anne Rhodes (though not now). My current wife is Trish Rhodes, married now 28 years with 3 grown kids, Amanda, Maggie and Max.

After PC and a few years of a misguided 'desvio' into law school, I did follow my PCV instincts into the field of international development by going into USAID in 1978 for the following 20+ years, leaving in 2001 after in 5 great posts (Haiti, Morocco, Nepal, Guatemala, South Africa).

[From his bio with MCC] "From 1978 to 2001, Mr. Rhodes served as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer in the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), rising to the level of Career Minister in the Senior Foreign Service. During this period, Mr. Rhodes worked in the Latin America/Caribbean Bureau of USAID in Washington, and in five countries overseas, including Haiti, Morocco, Nepal, Guatemala and South Africa. He was Director of USAID/Guatemala and Central American Regional Programs from 1994-1998, and in his last tour of service (1998-2001), served as Mission Director in South Africa. He also served as an advisor to U.S. Ambassadors in Guatemala and South Africa, and was awarded the Agency’s Outstanding Career Service Award in 2001.

A native of Tucson, Arizona, Mr. Rhodes began his work in international development as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bolivia in 1968. Prior to joining the Peace Corps, Mr. Rhodes earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from Occidental College in Los Angeles, California and a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C.  Mr. Rhodes later studied at the School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California at Berkeley, earning a Juris Doctor degree and subsequently working as a lawyer in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Kampelman, and as Attorney-Adviser in the Department of State.  During his Foreign Service career, Mr. Rhodes also obtained a mid-career Master’s Degree in Public Policy in 1991, at Duke University’s Center for International Development."

Now I am stuck in Washington, DC, but still working in development. I worked for NGOs like Save the Children for several years here after USAID, then moved back into the "public service" last year with Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).

[From his bio with MCC] " Stacy Rhodes, Managing Director for Latin America, joined the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) on August 1, 2006. He is responsible for strategic and operational approaches of the MCC in the Latin American Region, managing MCC Country Directors and other staff, and overseeing the development and implementation of MCC programs in the region.

Prior to MCC, Mr. Rhodes served as Director of Save the Children’s HIV/AIDS Program from 2003-2006. He directed and supervised the provision of technical and management support to Field Offices in Africa and Asia that plan, manage and implement programs of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support for children and youth. Mr. Rhodes was also responsible for representing Save the Children USA in national, regional and global alliances addressing HIV/AIDS, including the International Save the Children Alliance, InterAction, and the Hope for African Children Initiative (HACI). Mr. Rhodes also previously served as Vice-President for Global Development at the Institute of International Education (I.I.E.), from 2001-2003."

And now in the MCC, the 'circle' is approaching closure as we are working on a major compact with the government of Bolivia, led (amazingly enough) by Aymaran President Evo Morales. Things have apparently changed in Bolivia since the 70s.

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