Rochelle is working to complete her law degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln while serving as Senator Terrell McKinney’s Chief of Staff. Formerly, she served as an aide to Senator Machaela Cavanaugh at the Nebraska State Legislature. In this position, Rochelle works closely with the senators, legislative aides, other senators, and their aides providing administrative assistance. She serves as the primary contact for constituents, stakeholders, external offices, interest groups, and community advocacy organizations. She provides technical and logistical support on special research projects for legislation in committees such as Health and Human Services and Transportation & Telecommunications. Rochelle assists with the coordination of various activities, meetings, conferences, and town halls.
Rochelle joined the Nebraska Legislature in 2019. Prior to her position at the legislature, she served as an organizer for Vice President Kamala Harris during her presidential campaign in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Previous to that, she spent 3 years in China as a British Parliamentary Debate Teacher and beforehand served as a fellow for Hillary for Iowa. Rochelle spent several months serving the community of Kansas City, Missouri with the Women’s Equality Coalition where she contributed to the coordination of KCMO’s annual Women’s Equality Week and other various projects benefiting local KCMO women. Her grand entry to politics began when she was awarded The White House Internship for the Obama Administration back in 2014.