Rahdiaz joined the staff in 2019 as a part-time oyster lease operator and facilities maintenance coordinator for the northeast office. In this role, he spends his time cultivating oysters and educating others about their importance along with a variety of other tasks. Prior to joining the federation, he was a husbandry intern for the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island. As a husbandry intern he found administering medicine and taking care of fish and sharks in the quarantine lab to be the most fulfilling. He is currently working towards his associates degree in science with a great interest in aquaculture. In addition to his schooling and role as the oyster lease operator for the federation, he is an AmeriCorps member. He will complete a second part-time service term through a partnership with River City YouthBuild by August 2020.