"My parents immigrated from Jamaica so our family could have a better life with more opportunities in America. Considering all of the sacrifices my parents made for me, I ultimately try to tell stories that will make them and myself proud."
Jo Rochelle is a writer and director from Minneapolis, based in Los Angeles. She holds a BFA in Drama from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and is an alumnus of Teach for America (Mississippi Delta). With Issa Rae Productions, she created and directed Black Student Union (BSU). She is also the creator and director of the digital series, Dorm Therapy and Max Compact. Jo has written on several series for Black&Sexy TV and in 2018 and 2017, she was a quarter-finalist (top 4%) for NBC's Writers on the Verge. With Seed&Spark, she successfully fundraised her short film, Sirens, and is currently submitting to festivals.