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This headshot of co-executive editor Roxanne Patel Shepelavy accompanies her bio on The Philadelphia Citizen's mastheadRoxanne Patel Shepelavy has been a Philadelphia journalist for more than two decades. She’s an award-winning magazine writer whose work in national and regional magazines explored the effects of war; the moral and literal cost of healthcare; kick-ass female athletes; art capers; self-help scams; and a range of women’s and social issues. She now oversees the editorial operations of The Citizen, where she writes and edits stories about solutions to problems in Philly.

Roxanne is passionate about Philadelphia, a city she loves and worries over in equal measure.

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Stories by Roxanne Patel Shepelavy:

The Citizen Recommends: Total Impact Summit

This year, ImpactPHL’s event focuses on investing in new economies to propel our city forward. Join them to learn how you can use your money to build a better city

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal: Reduce Gun Violence with Cognitive Behavior Therapy

A program in Massachusetts and Baltimore trains shooters to refrain from shooting by literally changing their minds

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

18 Reasons to Vote on May 17

Why should you cast a ballot this 2022 primary election season? Your health, your wallet and your democracy are counting on it.

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

How Philly Sees Philly: The Angriest Neighborhood of All

The latest polling data from A Greater Philadelphia showed dissatisfaction is high among city residents. Guess who's most unhappy?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Citizen Recommends: Philadelphia Thinks Big

The next in our Development … for Good series looks at the big projects that are transforming our city — and what that means for all of us

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

How Philly Sees Philly: No More Councilmanic Prerogative

The latest polling data from A Greater Philadelphia proves what good government advocates have long said is true: Voters want an end to Council-controlled land deals

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Citizen Recommends: Opportunity Summit

Harvard economist Raj Chetty will delve into what Philly needs to alleviate poverty at a United Way event this week. Here, he talks with the nonprofit’s CEO Bill Golderer about the key to financial opportunity

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

How Philly Sees Philly: The Soda Tax is Still Controversial

The latest data from A Greater Philadelphia unpacks how local Dems view Mayor Kenney’s self-proclaimed biggest accomplishment

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy