Rochelle Carpenter is Manager of Health and Transportation Programs for Transportation for America and the Senior Policy Analyst for the Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization. Rochelle has worked to build a coalition to develop and advocate for national transportation policies that would improve health and advance equity, including funding for public transportation, funding for bicycling and walking projects, health equity performance measures and more. Prior to T4America, Rochelle helped to advance local programs and policies to prevent childhood obesity among communities of color and low-income populations in Washington, DC. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Vassar College with a concentration in cultural and medical anthropology. She has played classical violin since the age of eight, performing as a soloist and ensemble member in a variety of orchestras and string quartets. Rochelle can be reached at rochelle [dot] carpenter [at] t4america [dot] org.