A native of Clarksdale, Mississippi, Rubi Grainger is an educator onboard the Verizon Innovative Learning explorer lab. Rubi earned her bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry with minor studies in Biological Sciences and English from the University of Mississippi in 2018. While at her university, she was given opportunities to mentor many students from underserved communities. Through these experiences, she grew a deep passion for making science and technology resources accessible for ALL students. She began her career in science education as a middle school science teacher in New Orleans, Louisiana as she guided her students through concepts such as evolution and natural selection and explored the history of Earth. She hopes to continue exploring the knowns and unknowns of science with students of marginalized identities.