Richelle Cutler Strom was born in Patchogue, New York on March 3, 1969.
She graduated from Perry High School in June 1987. In 1992, Richelle
received a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from
University of Maryland Baltimore County. In August 1993 she entered the
graduate program in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the
University of Tennessee at Memphis. She performed graduate studies at the
University of Tennessee under the tutelage of Dr. Robert Williams.
She is presently employed in a postdoctoral position at the Johns Hopkins
Wilmer Eye Institute.