On January 24th, the NBCUniversal talk show, Harry, will feature the inspiring story of Rochelle Ballantyne, an expert-level chessplayer who aspires to become the first African-American female master. The episode will spotlight “women who are empowering others and making a difference in their communities”.
“When I push myself, then nothing can stop me.”
-Rochelle Ballantyne, Brooklyn Castle
Ballantyne was featured in Brooklyn Castle, an award-winning documentary about IS 318, a public school with one of the most successful junior high school chess teams in the country.:
In 2015, CoverGirl interviewed Ballantyne for its #GirlsCan project, which focused on empowering women:
Ballantyne currently attends Stanford University on a full scholarship.