She is also on the steering committee for the series Rozzie Reads Poetry in the Roslindale neighborhood. She is a long-time member of the Jamaica Pond Poets who sponsor readings and contribute to community events as well as run a weekly workshop.
For many years, she led groups in a local nursing home that read and discussed poetry. Every week, she put together a suite of poems around a common theme, keeping in mind the interests and backgrounds of the residents.
Before retirement, she was a science and medical writer and editor. Over the years, she wrote articles, contributed to books, and edited journals on a wide range of topics from macro-engineering to pediatric neurology.