Rudy Rochman was born in Paris, France and grew up in Miami, FL. At the age of 17 he returned to Israel and served as an Israeli Paratrooper in the IDF. After completing his army services, he attended UCLA and traveled to over 30 countries studying how Israel is seen or understood in other societies. Upon his return, he transferred to Columbia University and founded the Students Supporting Israel group where he served as president. Rochman is also known for his work as a Pro-Israel activist on social media. He has thousands of followers and subscribers on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter. Rochman currently serves on the board of The Israel Innovation Fund, which is a philanthropic fund. In 2018, Rochman received the 36 Under 36 award for being one of the most influential Jews in the world.