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Rochelle Cassells

Rochelle Cassells

 
Rochelle Cassells
Graduate Resident Fellow

Human Development
rcc264@cornell.edu

Rochelle is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Human Development.She is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. Her work explores the impact of maternal separation in immigration on immigrant children. Her other research involves the effects of poverty on child development, particularly on executive function and emotion regulation. She holds an M.A. from Cornell University in Human Development and a B.A. from Temple University with distinction in Psychology and minors in French and Political Science.

As a Jamaican national, Rochelle would prefer spending her days under a coconut tree on the beach.Her guilty pleasures are YA fiction novels, the Bachelor franchise (especially, the Australian Bachelor), and celebrity news.She is passionate about music - apologizing in advance for the vocal and flute sounds that will emanate from her apartment - travel, and community service.As a glass-half-full-optimist, Rochelle patiently awaits the day that chocolate becomes an essential food.