Dually trained in rheumatology and dermatology, Rochelle is a clinician-investigator focusing on the cutaneous aspects of rheumatologic diseases. Prior to graduating from NYU’s rheumatology clinical fellowship program, she completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Connecticut and a dermatology residency at the University of the Philippines, where she also went to medical school. She obtained a master’s in Clinical Investigation with a focus on Translational Studies from NYU’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute. She has received funding from the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) and the Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA) to support her cutting-edge study involving spatial transcriptomics of psoriatic skin, for which she is co-mentored by Dr. Jose Scher and Dr. Naik.  In 2021, she received the Distinguished Fellow award from the American College of Rheumatology and was selected to be on the Division of Rheumatology’s T32 program. A proud mom to seven house plants, Rochelle enjoys wandering aimlessly around the city, binge-watching true crime shows, and trying out questionable hacks on their air fryer.