Roxana joined LAANE in 2001 and served as deputy director for six years until assuming the position of executive director in February 2012.
Roxana has been instrumental in the expansion of LAANE’s work and impact over the past decade. She has also played a leading role in developing LAANE’s community organizing department, mentoring dozens of young organizers, and creating one of the region’s most effective organizing and advocacy programs.
Prior to joining LAANE, Roxana served as economic development deputy to Los Angeles City Councilmember Jackie Goldberg. Roxana began her work life as an organizer for the Hotel and Restaurant Employees Union in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. A graduate of Yale, she is bilingual in English and Spanish. She lives with her husband and two children in Mount Washington.
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