Prior to joining Grace Farms Foundation, Rod oversaw the New Haven office in Connecticut with the Department of Homeland Security. His career as a federal agent began in 1995 and throughout that time Rod has investigated a variety of federal criminal violations. He has received numerous awards including the Medal of Valor for his heroic actions during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. As Director of Safety and Justice Initiative Advisor, part of his responsibilities include the advising and training of federal, state, and local law enforcement in combatting human trafficking and illegal wildlife trade on a local, national, and global level. In addition, Rod develops and facilitates educational programming geared toward awareness and prevention of domestic violence and sexual assault.
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