Rhonda Williams graduated with a BA (Hons) in Theatre from Queen's University and an MA in International Affairs from Carleton University. During her studies at Carleton University she was a teaching assistant in Sociology and an intern at the Women in Development section at the Canadian International Development Agency. After graduating, Rhonda joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) and was posted to India as a Canadian Visa Officer. Regional responsibilities meant making trips to Nepal, Bangladesh and all areas of India to interview prospective immigrants and visitors to Canada. Rhonda also worked as a Canadian Visa Officer in Thailand, where she was responsible for the regional adoption program, the Bangladesh and Burma immigration programs, and she was the local CAIPS (computer-assisted immigration program system) manager. After leaving the Canadian Foreign Service, Rhonda ran her own immigration consulting business in India. In 2002, she and her family returned to Canada where she now runs her immigration consultancy business in Coquitlam, British Columbia in association with several overseas agents. Rhonda is a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants (CAPIC) and was also the national secretary for two years. She is a Registered Canadian Immigration Consultant. Currently she serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC).