Kathy Rodriguez is a native of Metairie, Louisiana. She lived in Metairie and New Orleans before and after a brief 1998 stint in art school in Baltimore. Between 1999 and 2004, she completed the curriculum for a Bachelor's degree in Arts, with a focus in Studio Art, at The University of New Orleans. In August 2005, she moved to Missoula, Montana, to concurrently earn a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Drawing with a Master of Arts degree in Art History in the graduate program in Fine Arts at The University of Montana, Missoula. These were conferred in May of 2008. Since then, she has worked at a variety of local institutions and is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Fine Arts, School of the Arts, at The University of New Orleans, teaching a variety of painting, drawing, design, and art history courses.