Ruth Rodriguez teaches Anatomy & Physiology and Biology for five years at the Clint ISD Early College Academy. She sponsors the Environmental Club, the Class of 2017, Science Bowl, and is the Science Fair Coordinator. In the evening, she is an adjunct faculty at the El Paso Community College. Mrs. Rodriguez is a graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso where she received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in biology. As a graduate student, in 2007 she was involved in the International Polar Year-Research Opportunities in Antarctica for Minorities. The program took students and teachers to the Antarctic Peninsula. As part of the aquatic team, she aided in the investigation of offshore nutrients. She is excited to be conducting research in the Arctic and fulfilling the opportunity to have visited and worked in both poles.