Roxane Martel-Perron originally studied in international development, but various job opportunities brought her to dedicate the last 6 years of her career to crime and violence prevention, both at the national and international level. Martel-Perron worked for the Instituto Mexicano de Prevencion Integral in Mexico, the International Centre for the Prevention of Crime, and is currently responsible for training and skills development at the Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence (CPRLV). She is presently undertaking criminology master program at Université de Montréal.
For her dissertation, she will study the disengagement of former members of extreme right groups in Canada, under the direction of Samuel Tanner. Her work in prevention of radicalization made her aware not only of the need to prevent people from engaging in extremist groups, but also of the importance of deepening our understanding of how they leave these groups, to be able to support them better.