Roxanne earned her Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University's Columbia College and her Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School, where she received the Brooklyn Law School Richardson Merit Scholarship and the New York University Charles H. Revson Law Students Public Interest Fellowship.
During law school, Roxanne interned with the New York City Law Guardian, Legal Aid Society's Juvenile Rights Division, representing children's interests in termination of parental rights cases. She also interned as an advocate for adults with mental disabilities living in group homes. Roxanne was a member of the Domestic Violence Consortium of New York's Courtroom Advocates Program and the Brooklyn Law School Children's Advocacy group. Before law school, Roxanne worked as a trial preparation assistant for The District Attorney's Office of New York County and interned at the New York State Department of Law's Litigation Bureau.
Roxanne has over 18 years of clinical experience working with children with developmental disabilities. She is a New York State Licensed Behavior Analyst. She received a Master of Arts in Psychology in Education from Columbia University's Teachers College, where the focus of her Master's research project was on children's coping methods related to psychological trauma caused by war. After graduate school, Roxanne served as a grant writer, acting director and behavior analysis trainer for a nonprofit program providing therapy to institutionalized children overseas. Most recently, she worked as a special education attorney representing families seeking special services from school districts in New York and as compliance officer for a behavioral health organization providing therapy to children with developmental disabilities in California.