Rochelle Cherry is passionate about her field and instills that passion in her students. She challenges her students to think beyond the textbook, to see beyond the hearing loss, to become advocates for their patients, and to never settle for the status quo. While she is demanding, she is also caring and compassionate. She develops an understanding of each of her students and their lives—inside and outside the academic environment. Cherry has the unique gift to identify the strengths and weaknesses of each student and build on those to develop caring, compassionate and well-educated students/practitioners with the ultimate goal of providing the highest quality service to their patients with hearing impairment. She exemplifies what an educator should be!