Prof. Plucer-Rosario graduated from Antioch College with a BA in Humanistic Ecology. She then taught high school in Palau (east of the Philippines and west of Guam) for two years where she fell in love with the beauty of coral reefs. She then returned to the University of Guam and earned a Masters in Marine Biology. She began her career teaching for UMUC, Guam and taught Biology 101, Genetics, Oceanography, Life in the Oceans, and Environmental Science. She taught for UMUC for 7 years part time and grew two daughters to add to her family. In 1991, she worked for and then started her own consulting firm where she prepared Environmental Impact Statements and other environmental documents for government and commercial developments. She taught for several years at the University of Guam and returned to UMUC in 1999. She has taught numerous face-to-face, hybrid and online courses in biology, environmental science and nutrition. Prof. Plucer-Rosario was hired as Faculty Coordinator in 2011 and has continued working in this capacity to assure high academic quality for our students. Prof. Plucer-Rosario was raised in NYC and Tokyo, and lived on Guam most of her life. The joys in her life (besides family and teaching) include listening to music (all types except opera), reading, eating interesting and different foods (especially hot and spicy), crafting, collecting ethnic arts and crafts, and, the most expensive one of all, traveling. She have traveled to over 20 countries, and plans to travel to Turkey, Israel, Egypt, China, Brazil, Greece and Peru. She envies many of her students who have seen so much more than her!