Mrs Rodrigues has worked within the civil service for over 23 years. She worked within the Cayman Islands education system for twenty years, beginning as a high school teacher and progressing to a variety of posts, including Head of English at both John Gray and George Hicks High schools, over a 10 year period. She then became part of a team of three who established an school inspection system for the Cayman Islands and progressed from the position of Senior Inspector to Chief Inspector of Schools. She subsequently was promoted to the post of Deputy Chief Officer in the Education Ministry.
In 2006 Mrs Rodrigues transferred to a new area within the civil service as Chief Officer Designate then Chief Officer within the Portfolio of the Civil Service. One of her key projects during this period, which brought together her education and new strategic HR Management roles, was the establishment of a Civil Service College.
In May 2009, Mrs Rodrigues returned to education as the Chief Officer in the Ministry responsible for Education, Training and Employment.
Mrs Rodrigues’ formal qualifications include: an M Ed in International Management and Policy in Education from University of Birmingham, a BA in English Literature from Brock University; and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from Leeds University. Most recently she has become an alumnus of the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, where she has completed studies in Change Management and Advanced Human Resources Management.