For 14 years, since graduating from Stanford University with a B.A. in English, Rudy has focused on indigenous leadership development of Latinos and African Americans at Harambee and beyond.
A writer by training, his articles on civic affairs, youth development, the Digital Divide, Latinos, African Americans, and the Emerging Church have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Christianity Today, Religion News Service, the Pasadena Star News and other publications.
In 2002 Rudy was inducted into the Hispanic Scholarship Fund's Alumni Hall of Fame. In May, 2001 he joined a group of nine Hispanic religious leaders from around the country who advised President George W. Bush on the faith-based initiative. In 1996 Rudy was selected as One of 50 Leaders Under The Age Of 40 To Watch by Christianity Today.
He also serves on the board of directors of World Vision, the Christian Community Development Association, and TechMission. His wife, Kafi, is the principal of Harambee Preparatory School.