Rhonda Schwinabart is the Coordinator of External Affairs for the Appalachian Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES). She holds a M.Ed. in Adult Education from the Pennsylvania State University and a B.A. in political science with minors in economics and American studies from Hood College and is a graduate of Northern Garrett High School. She has previously served as an AmeriCorps member and as a university service-learning and AmeriCorps VISTA director at Frostburg State University and has held positions in academic support at Allegany College of Maryland and Garrett College. She currently serves on the Allegany Center of Lifelong Learning Steering Committee and is a member of the Alpha Alpha chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma professional honor society for women educators.