Meet the Bay Area rapper working on a COVID vaccine

Ruby Ibarra is almost a modern day Hannah Montana. By day, she’s a scientist at a Bay Area biotech company, working in the quality-control department on COVID-19 test kits and yes, even a vaccine. But by night, she’s an up-and-coming hip-hop artist, performing sold-out shows with her band of eight, the Balikbayans (well, at least she used to in the Before Times; now all her performances take place online). Unlike Miley Cyrus’ sneakily wig-swapping character, however, she hasn’t kept her double life a secret.

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