Erin Rhoda joins Sentinel staff
Erin Rhoda, a 2006 graduate of Colby College, has joined the Central Maine Morning Sentinel as a staff reporter at the Skowhegan bureau.
Rhoda previously worked as a reporter for The Courier-Gazette and Village Soup newspapers in Rockland.
A Washington (Maine) native, Rhoda is a published poet and author whose works have appeared in literary journals and been broadcast on public radio.
formerly ran a non-profit called the Maine-Ghana Youth Network, which worked to educate youth in the impoverished Ghanaian neighborhood of Kissehman.
She also organized, funded and led a group of students to Sierra Leone to distribute mosquito nets to combat malaria.
Upon receiving the national George J. Mitchell Scholarship in 2008, she earned her master's in creative writing at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.
free time, Rhoda
section-hikes the Appalachian Trail with her
mother and attempts writing her