Laura Rodriguez-Uribe earned a B.S. in Biology with a minor in aquaculture from Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, Mexico. She received an M.S. Biology with a minor in Molecular Biology and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from New Mexico State University. Before moving to NMSU, she worked for ten years at the Nitrogen Fixation Research Center and the Biotechnology Institute from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Cuernavaca, Mexico. She has taught the Medicinal Plants Summer Workshop for students of underrepresented minorities since 2011 and has trained and mentored national and international students. Dr. Rodriguez-Uribe possesses more than thirty years of research experience. Her research interests include plant molecular response to biotic and abiotic stresses, secondary plant metabolism, plant biotechnology, plant bioactive compounds, medicinal plants' chemistry, plant nutraceuticals, and functional foods development. She joined the SBAR team in October 2018 as a Research and Education Specialist. Since then, she has worked with the Characterization & Co-Products and the SBAR Youth Development and Education/Extension & Outreach teams, developing curriculum with STEM-related activities for youth.