Wesley Rhodes is a Junior Research Associate at CUDRR+R. 

Wesley holds a M.Sc. in Urban Planning from Columbia University (2018) and a B.Sc. in Urban Studies from Tennessee State University.

Prior to joining CUDRR+R, Wesley worked in a variety of government, planning, and policy roles for organizations including the Metro Nashville Mayor’s Office of Economic and Community Development, and the Nashville Civic Design Center. In his role at the Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, Wesley was the project-lead and co-author of a report entitled, Building Resilience: A Climate Adaptation Plan, which serves as a climate adaptation plan for a seven-county area in Middle Tennessee.

 At CUDRR+R, Wesley has been a researcher for the Participatory Decision-Making for Climate Resilient Development in Latin America Project.