Sandra Dyson Rodríguez was first introduced to international education upon joining the Peace Corps in 1961. She holds a BA and an MA in Linguistics and has taught English as a Second Language, Spanish, Linguistics, and Cultural Studies in both Venezuela and the U.S. before working as an international student office director and foreign student advisor. She has been an international credentials evaluator since 1977 and a certified translator since 1982, and has presented papers, seminars and workshops. She was a contributor to the 1999 NAFSA publication, A Guide to Educational Systems Around the World. She is the founder of SDR Educational Consultants in Houston, Texas.