Originally from Orange County, Roxy Carter has called San Diego home since 2006. She received a BA in Sociology from UC Irvine and a J.D. from the University of San Diego. After graduating and passing the California State Bar in 2008, she travelled throughout Latin America, volunteering as a Pro Bono attorney with environmental and marine conservation organizations in Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia.
Upon returning to San Diego, she received a certificate in Marine Biodiversity & Conservation from Scripps Institute of Oceanography and worked for a handful of environmental non-profits focusing on initiatives to protect endangered species ranging from the CA Least Tern to the SoCal Steelhead.
The daughter of a Nurse Practitioner, Roxy eventually found her way to the Legal Aid Society of San Diego to put her law degree to good use helping health consumers obtain and retain access to health care in San Diego County. At LASSD, she also serves as the Health Consumer Alliance Assistant Coordinator and works to facilitate collaboration between 11 partners to address healthcare policy needs of health consumers throughout the state.