Rochelle is an American student enrolled at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, but she has been living and teaching in France since 2012. Before coming to France, Rochelle taught at the University of Missouri where she obtained an MA in 2008, and then started her PhD. From 2005-2008, she taught all levels of French at Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She received her BA in French Education from Oklahoma Baptist University in 2004, after which she spent a year living in Paris as an assistante de langue.
Her research interests are of course the history of the French Revolution, but in particular all fictional representations of Marie-Antoinette from the 19th century French literature. Her thesis (currently in progress) focuses on representations of Marie-Antoinette written in France during the century after her death in order to determine who was writing about her, when, why, how often and how the works were accepted and/or interpreted by the reading public at different moments during the century.