Rommel is a Daly City native. Rommel joined the U.S. Marine Corps immediately after high school. He is a combat veteran serving a tour of duty to Iraq in 2006. Rommel continued his studies at Skyline College in San Bruno during his military career. Upon leaving the Marines, Rommel attended San Francisco State University and graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast and Communication Arts with an emphasis on Broadcast Journalism.