Antoinette (Toni) Rochester, Ph.D., is CCSA’s Associate Director of Research and is part of the research team. She earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Urban Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In addition, she has her master’s in public policy with a concentration in social policy from Georgia State University and her bachelor’s in political science from Hampton University. Antoinette is second-generation in the United States, with parents who emigrated from Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica. She enjoys reading, working out, trying sweet and spicy foods, and listening to music in her spare time.