Elizabeth Rodriquez earned her Ph.D. from Texas Christian University with guidance from some of her mentors; Dr. Charles Lord, Dr. Steven Cole, Dr. Charles Bond and Dr. Donald Dansereau. After graduation, she returned home to Amarillo, TX and became the district director of the Panhandle MDA raising funds and educating communities about muscular dystrophy. After five years of fundraising, Elizabeth decided to go back to middle school teaching and coaching in order to influence growing adolescents. After having kids of her own, she accepted her current position at Amarillo College. Currently, she is the program coordinator for the Behavioral and Social Sciences department at Amarillo Community College. Elizabeth has been involved in pilot sessions for many of the poverty and students’ success missions. She is passionate not only about teaching students but making sure they have a stable foundation to build successful lives.