Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Edy Rhodes

Career & Academic Advisor

Advising Focus

Master of Arts in International Environmental Policy (IEP)
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (BAIS)
Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellows Program

Education and Background

MS Degree Counseling-Career specialization, San Francisco State University

BA Creative Arts, Minor in Sociology, San Jose State University


Edy Rhodes earned her MS degree from San Francisco State University (SFSU) in Career Counseling where her intercultural focus was on East Asian international students. Her two full academic year internships were at SFSU Graduate Studies and the Stanford Career Development Center where she led a career development group for the spouses of international students.  She is a National Certified Counselor with the National Board for Certified Counselors and a member of Chi Sigma Iota, international counseling honor society. She is also a Certified Professional Resume Writer and is working on her MBTI master certification. Career assessment is one of her specialty areas at MIIS.  She has a BA in the Creative Arts with a minor in Sociology and is an accomplished musician.  She has worked for over 20 years in administration and management in the private and non-profit sectors locally, on the East Coast and in the Caribbean where she resided on the island of St. Croix for seven years.  She currently serves on the Sustainability Council and the Diversity and Inclusion working group at MIIS.  

Advising Philosophy

As a counselor and advisor I work holistically and collaboratively with students navigating their numerous academic and career options.  It is my intent that students and alumni that I work with feel empowered to make informed and conscious decisions on their purpose and direction to realize their professional goals and vision. I see myself as a catalyst and coach in the discovery process, sharing creative possibilities and options to students seeking meaningful service to solve the complex challenges in a highly diverse world community.