Roxanne’s interests in education, law, and behavior analysis led her to explore a career in Title IX and workplace investigations. She is fascinated with investigative work and finds it to be a rewarding career path.
Prior to graduating from law school, Roxanne worked as a legal assistant and law intern for several government agencies and nonprofit organizations, including the New York State Attorney General’s Office, Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, MFY Legal Services (now Mobilization for Justice), Legal Aid Society’s Juvenile Rights Division and the New York City Law Department.
As a New York-licensed attorney, Roxanne represented parents of children with disabilities in special education cases. When she moved to California, she served as a compliance officer for a large behavioral health organization and later gained litigation experience working as an immigration attorney representing refugees at asylum hearings. Most recently, she worked for a California education law firm that provides legal services to school districts and public agencies. Roxanne’s work at the firm focused on special education cases, Title IX investigations and workplace discrimination and harassment investigations.
Before pursuing a legal career, Roxanne provided behavior intervention services to children with developmental disabilities as a licensed behavior analyst in New York. She is conversationally fluent in Dari.
Roxanne enjoys yoga, gardening, traveling, hiking and camping with her family and friends.
Fair and softly goes far. – Cervantes
Association of Workplace Investigators, member
Brooklyn Law School Richardson Merit Scholarship
New York University Charles H. Revson Law Students Public Interest Fellowship
Granted two U.S. patents
Brooklyn Law School, J.D.
Teachers College, Columbia University, M.A., Psychology in Education
Columbia College, Columbia University, B.A.
State Bar of New York
State Bar of California (pending)
ATIXA Civil Rights Investigator Level One Certificate
Amy and Vida will travel to the University of Cape Town in South Africa to conduct a three-day course in workplace investigations with a focus on sexual harassment investigations from May 18-20, 2022.
Take these precautions when interviewing nonnative English speakers to help ensure all participants’ voices are heard and accurately included in your findings.
Christina Ro-Connolly will co-present this online training during the upcoming CALPELRA Learn two-day program (May 24-25).