Rodneyse Bichotte is the 42nd Assembly State Committeewoman / District Leader dedicated to improving the neighborhoods and lives of her fellow Brooklyn residents. Her steadfast devotion to providing affordable homeownership, financial literacy, exceptional healthcare, high-quality education and social reform is demonstrated through her ongoing involvement in initiatives such as coordinating job fairs, promoting census awareness and delivering on the ground relief efforts in Haiti.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Rodneyse is proud of her Haitian-American roots. Her father was the lead saxophonist of legendary Haitian jazz band, “Jazz Des Jeunes”, while her mother is considered to be a “matriarch” in the Haitian Caribbean community. Both of her parents worked as factory textile workers in the 70's. Her father was also a health care union worker while her mother, a present retiree, worked over 30 years as housekeeper, member of union Local 6. From these humble beginnings, Rodneyse learned the importance of hard work and compassion.
A true product of the “Big Apple”, she matriculated through New York City Public Schools such as, PS 198, Andries Hudde Junior High, Sheepshead Bay, and the LaGuardia School of Music and Arts & Performing Arts, where she studied classical music such as Beethoven, Schubert and Mozart. Later, Rodneyse continued her studies at both Buffalo State College and SUNY at Buffalo, where she received her undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering; Illinois Institute of Technology where she received her Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering; and Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where she received her MBA in Finance and Marketing. Her professional career carried her to Chicago, Japan, and China for several years before returning back home to work on Wall Street as a Corporate and Investment Banker.
Through it all, Rodneyse never strayed from giving her time to those that needed it most – her community. She has proudly served on the Board of several organizations, which include: Habitat for Humanity (Brooklyn Leadership board and Fox Valley), Community Board 17(appointed by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz), Turning Point, Coach for Living, Council of Urban Professionals Leadership Board, Haitian American Business Network, Medgar Evers Institutional Review Board and Kellogg Alumni Leadership Club. She is also has been the chairperson of the economic development committee of the award winning chapter, Brooklyn Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Scholarship chair of Chicago Urban League Metroboard Scholarship, member of the Sickle Cell Thalassemia Patient Network, National Black MBA Association, and her church home, Cornerstone Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher.
Rodneyse is an alumnus of the White House Project from Brooklyn College and coordinates the Shirley Chisholm Scholarship with the Brooklyn College Women’s Department. Additionally, Rodneyse dedicates her time to the students at Brooklyn College and Long Island University by presenting on the topics of credit management and financial literacy. While living in Chicago, Rodneyse served on President Obama’s then US senatorial campaign with the Will County Democratic Club. In Brooklyn, she has worked on a number of initiatives with the local elected officials and community based organization in the areas of economic development, immigration, social services and education. i.e. Neighborhood Housing Services, Habitat for Humanity Department of Aging, Flatbush YMCA, Brooklyn College, Economic Development Corporation JumpStart NYC, District 22 Schools, Benjamin Banneker, Churches, Brooklyn Bar association, Haitian American Caucus, Haitian American Business Network, Haitian Cultural Exchange, CUNY Citizen and Immigration Project, Census Bureau, Bedford Central Community Development, Voter's registration with Brooklyn Borough President and many more Her most recent display of commitment and service was when she traveled on a week-long medical mission to Haiti to help those impacted by the devastating earthquake. She administered medicine, offered counsel and support and prayed with families to help heal their wounds, both physically and spiritually.
Rodneyse has been a dedicated public servant for over 20 years, and have continuously worked on a number of initiatives with her local elected officials such as councilman Jumaane D. Williams, Senator Kevin S. Parker, Assemblyman Karim Camara, Senator Eric Adams, Senator John L. Sampson, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz while serving as a resource channel for the people.
Rodneyse currently resides in the Flatbush neighborhood. She is an effective advocate for the people. If elected to the New York State 42nd Assembly, she will perform her duties with intelligence and integrity, with a foundation of compassion, and respect for her neighbors.