Ronda initially joined IBRL in August of 2016 as the Interim Associate Director of Budget and HR as an appointment in addition to her role in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering department as the Assistant Head, Business and Strategic Planning. In August of 2019 Ronda transitioned to IBRL full-time as the Budget and Human Resource Manager. She is responsible for the overall budget and human resource matters related to the IBRL and plays a major role in program development and policy-making. Ronda graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Finance as well as a Master’s in Human Resource Education, both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ronda also serves on several campus and unit level university committees.