Roxanne Garza is the deputy director of Education Policy for the Education Policy Project at UnidosUS (formerly the National Council of La Raza). In this role, Roxanne provides policy and advocacy strategy recommendations related to ensuring the success of Latino students in K-12 and higher education. Her recent work has focused on improving K-12 assessment and accountability systems and ensuring that students have the supports they need to succeed and complete higher education. Roxanne previously was a senior policy analyst with the Education Policy program at New America. She was a member of the PreK–12 team, where she provided research and analysis on policies and practices that impact teaching quality and school leadership.
Prior to joining New America, Roxanne worked at Citizen Schools as the deputy director of public policy, where she combined policy analysis with direct advocacy for expanded learning time, national service, and STEM education at both the national and state level. Roxanne has also worked on higher education and workforce policy at the Center for Public Policy Priorities and the U.S. Department of Education. She received a master's degree in public affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and holds a bachelor's degree in economics from UT Austin.