Rochelle Sparko joined the Justice Center in 2008 to work on foreclosures stemming from sub-prime mortgages. Prior to her work at the Justice Center, Rochelle was the supervising attorney of the Public Benefits Unit at the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii in Honolulu. At Legal Aid, she represented people facing the loss or reduction of financial assistance, medical assistance and food stamp benefits. Rochelle also worked with community members and the state legislature on improving access to benefits for low income people. Rochelle grew up in Western Massachusetts and received a BA from both Barnard College and the Jewish Theological Seminary. She attended law school at Georgetown.