Originally from Puerto-Rico, Captain Selena Rodriguez was the youngest Air Force Pilot to reach the rank of Captain after she was thrust into the lead of a squad when her commander was shot down over Bosnia.
In March 2000, Capt. Rodriguez, was diverted from her patrols of the Pacific Ocean for a strange mission that involved what she later found out was a crashing spaceship. Capt. Rodriguez was instrumental in keeping other Earth forces away from the crash site while it was covered up.
Following these events General Hammond reached out to the Captain and recruited her into the SGC Program. When the opportunity to lead a brand new team called Phoenix-1 at the Phoenix Site arose, Selena jumped at the opportunity.
Selena has a knack of bringing together people from a variety of backgrounds. Her ability to describe situations from others prospectives made her the prime candidate to lead Phoenix-1.