Lupita's vast dental hygiene experience includes working full-time for the Dental Department of Laredo-Webb County Public Health Department where she treated adults, children with emphasis on oral hygiene instruction, and the implementation of a patient recall system. She also was involved with elementary school children in the Laredo Independent School District through the L.I.S.D. Nursing Department.
She has also kept her dental hygiene credentials current by dental hygiene duties and working with U.I.S.D. elementary schools during career day with dental hygiene presentations. Lupita is, in addition to all she does, completing her Ph.D with Texas A&M University at College Station.