Rudy grew up in Watts and attended King Drew High School. Through One Voice, Rudy earned a full scholarship to attend Bowdoin College, among many other college acceptances. After struggling during his first semester, Rudy was forced to take a leave of absence. One Voice stepped in, helped Rudy locate and pay for community college classes, and petitioned for Rudy to be re-instated at Bowdoin. Rudy eventually won his appeal and earned a cumulative 3.9 GPA during his remaining three years in college, graduating with honors and earning a department award for his senior thesis. Rudy earned a position in Teach for America, and returned to LA, where he also recently completed his M.Ed from Loyola Marymount University.

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