This #MemberMonday meet Mountain Parent Ambassador Gloria Rodriguez!
Gloria lives in Pasadena, TX with her husband Ascension and two daughters Madlyn (16) and Grace (5). Grace was diagnosed with Dravet syndrome at 14 months old after a genetic test confirmed an SCN1A gene mutation. Gloria and her husband participated in the lobbying efforts at the Austin Capital to support the passing of the Texas Compassionate Use Act in 2015. Gloria received her BS in Psychology from the University of Houston Clear Lake and is currently working toward a Masters in Health Studies at Texas Woman’s University. She has worked at the Pasadena Police Department for 15 years and has recently started a support group in her area with the Epilepsy Foundation of Texas. She is also a Parent Ambassador for Epidiolex, as Grace is the Patient Ambassador in the United States. Knowing that research is key to a better quality of life for all Dravet patients, Gloria’s focus is with helping raise funds for organizations like DSF and provide support for families like hers.