Director of Strategy and Training
Roksana is currently the Director of Strategy and Training at DRUM-Desis Rising Up and Moving. She oversees the development and progress of the Racial, Immigrant and Education Justice campaigns across both youth and adult memberships. Roksana joined as a youth member of DRUM in 2003, through their Summer Organizing Institute. She is a Posse Scholar alum and a 2007 graduate of Dickinson College. After graduating from college, Roksana was the Youth Organizer for the YouthPower! project of DRUM from 2008-2009. From 2009-2011, she was a Legal Advocate at the Urban Justice Center for welfare advocacy for low-income/no-income New Yorkers. Roksana rejoined DRUM in April 2011 as the Dignity in School Campaign Organizer to focus on local and national policies to end the School-to-Prison Pipeline. She was born in Bangladesh and migrated to NYC in 1991 and grew up in Sunset Park, Brooklyn and Jackson Heights, Queens.