5 Questions for Rochelle Newton-Brown

November 16, 2012Duke Law News

Rochelle Newton-Brown

Rochelle Newton-Brown is the User Services Manager, responsible for the support for end users, the Help Desk and classroom technology.


1. Quick bio: Where is your hometown?

I was born in Brooklyn New York, raised in a small town in South Carolina not far from Charleston, Walterboro. I lived there until I was 17. I moved to New York and then Richmond, Virginia where I got my first job working for Coca-Cola as a computer operator. I have worked in Information Technology since I was 17 years old. I am married and have two children, a girl (33) and a son (13). 

2. What brought you to Duke Law School?

Wayne Miller and Scooter Freeney. I received a call from Scooter telling me about a need for a short-term position to develop a helpdesk for the Law School. 

3. What do you do for fun outside of work?

I love to read, throw darts, play golf and rummage through consignment stores and estate sales. I did not receive a college degree until I was 45 years old, but when I did, I received 2 ½ degrees in 2 ½ years and graduated summa cum laude.

4. What is your favorite TV show and why?

Law and Order. I love the challenge of crime and resolution of punishment.

5. Tell us something about yourself that otherwise we wouldn't know or guess.

I would like to be a comedian if I weren’t so shy.