Rowena, a proud Bramptonian is inspired by community and driven by passion to change the culture of politics to help move the city forward. She is running for City Council together with Paul Vicente, for Regional Councillor, in Wards 1 & 5.
Rowena is a community leader known for her grassroots organizing, her ability to engage and bring people together. She has also mentored and trained young adults to be politically active across the GTA.
Before politics, Rowena worked in a number of top tier corporations, including systems management at Magna, financial analysis at the Royal Bank of Canada, and brand management with General Mills. She was also the project manager of corporate citizenship with Imagine Canada and Executive Director of Emagine. Rowena holds a BBA degree from the Schulich School of Business and a Masters from the London School of Economics, UK.
Over the years, Rowena has volunteered as a board member for numerous non-profit organizations including Equal Voice, Brampton Focus, Neighbourhood Watch Brampton, and StandUp4Brampton.com.
Rowena is a proud mom to an amazing eight-year-old boy. When she is not focusing on politics, organizing, and volunteering, she is running or biking along the Etobicoke Creek Trail or breaking a sweat at the local YMCA.