Before her teaching career, Roy went into college thinking of majoring in film editing and videoing. She majored in this for the first two years before deciding to double-major in both film and the Spanish language in her junior year of college.
“I studied abroad in Spain and I lived with a family and they didn't speak any English and I was there for a semester,” Roy said.
Prior to her working at Walpole High School, Roy worked at Bird Middle School, also in the town of Walpole, for three years and at Dedham High School for two years. At Dedham High, her first teaching job, she was a teaching assistant for one year and a Spanish teacher for another.