is part of a summer internship program developed by UT-Rio Grande Valley and the Rio Grande Guardian International News Service. Rodriguez is currently studying Mass Communications with a concentration in print journalism at UTRGV. She hails from Pharr, Texas.
The Rio Grande Guardian was the first online newspaper to launch on the South Texas border, starting out in July, 2005. It is still the market leader, setting the pace and breaking news often before traditional media outlets.