Director, Up for Growth Action Board of Directors; Director of Organizing, Abundant Housing LA
Roderick oversees Abundant Housing LA’s organizing efforts and works to engage our members and volunteers in pro-housing outreach, while building pro-housing coalitions for change. Additionally, Roderick works with local pro-housing groups to create educational events and to empower people to make their voices heard on the housing crisis.
Roderick was raised in Armour, NC and has always been a lover of people, places, (most recently) animals, and of course urban spaces! His ideal city would be akin to what Hannah Beachler envisioned when she created Wakanda, a ‘lush, textural, and tactical, with a rich variety of architectural styles, building densities, and transportation systems.’ When he’s not working or reading about equity & racial justice; land use & zoning; affordable housing finance; or urban planning you can find him somewhere out exploring his built and natural environment. He’s excited to help make LA an affordable place for all that is planned by all.
Roderick holds a B.S. in Philosophy and Political Science from East Carolina University and a Master of Community and Regional Planning from the University of Oregon.