Roxanne Evans has more than 25 years of professional experience in journalism and public relations. A graduate of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, Evans began her professional journalism career at the Des Moines Register and Tribune. She has written for the Austin American-Statesman, the Iowa Bystander, the Dallas Examiner, and African-American News and Issues, and served as Editor-at-Large for Our Texas Magazine.
She has worked as deputy press secretary for Texas Governor Ann Richards, Chief Communications Officer for D.C. Public Schools, and in the Communications Department for the Austin Independent School District. She has been a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the National Association of Black Journalists.
Evans is currently an employee of the City of Austin, owner of Evans Communications, and co-editor-in-chief for the Texas Black History Preservation Project (www.tbhpp.org), a multimedia project documenting the nearly 500-year history of African Americans in Texas.