Dr. Rodriguez obtained her B.A.. in Chemistry from New College of Florida, the honors college of the state university system of Florida. She then matriculated in the NIH sponsored Medical Scientist Training Program as Case Western Reserve University at 19 years of age. She completed the MD/PhD program in 6 years.
Dr. Rodriguez did her neurosurgery residency training at Wake Forest University Medical Center and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. During her residency, she was awarded an American Association of Neurological Surgeons Neurosurgery Research Education Foundation (AANS/NREF) research fellowship for her work in glioblastoma. She also was selected for a socio-economic fellowship from the Council of State Neurological Surgeons, a Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Leadership Fellow, and as a member at large of the Women in Neurosurgery (WINS) executive committee. Dr. Rodriguez completed her neurosurgical oncology fellowship at City of Hope National Medical Center which specializes in immunotherapy trails. She is currently on the AANS/CNS Tumor Section and WINS executive committee and serves as the secretary of the Communication and Education Committee of the CSNS.
Along with building her neurosurgical oncology clinical practice, she will be running a brain tumor research laboratory in the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. She has presented her research at multiple regional and national meeting.