Judge Rosenstengel was appointed United States District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois May 19, 2014. She earned her B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1990 and earned her Juris Doctorate from the Southern Illinois University School of Law in 1993. Judge Rosenstengel was in private practice from 1993 until 1998 and served as a career Law Clerk for the Honorable Judge G. Patrick Murphy. She served as Law Clerk until being sworn as Clerk of Court for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois in October 2009. She served as Clerk of Court until commissioned as a United States District Judge upon the nomination of President Barack Obama and confirmation of the United States Senate.