Pat Rodriguez believes travelling and dabbling in the arts teach lifelong lessons. She finished her BM Music Education, Magna cum Laude, at the UP College of Music, where she is now a junior faculty. She is also a member of UP Dawani Women's Choir, the resident all-female choir of the UP College of Music; UP Kekeli West African Drum and Dance Ensemble; and the liaison for Manila Composers Lab. Since she shares her mountain home with two artists for siblings, she also found herself involved in visual arts. Recently, she organized and co-curated Gising, a music and art event featuring works by six young artists from the UP College of Fine Arts.