Cody Littlefield received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of San Diego in 2011 and immediately deployed to Afghanistan. While deployed, he was responsible for the construction of two remote Afghan National Army outposts. The relationships he built with Afghan workers, village leaders, and soldiers inspired his desire to work in immigration and refugee advocacy. He currently serves as a civil affairs officer in the United States Army Reserve. As a civil affairs team leader, Cody leads a four-person team which acts as a liaison between the civilian inhabitants of a war zone or disaster area and the military presence, coordinating military operations with non-governmental organizations or directly distributing aid and supplies.
Upon returning to San Diego in 2015, he began volunteering as a teaching assistant for the citizenship classes at Jewish Family Service of San Diego, putting his years of being a history and politics nerd to good use by assisting aspiring US citizens prepare to pass the USCIS Naturalization Test.
When time permits, Cody finds himself on stage performing in musical theatre productions or improvisational comedy shows.