Rowena is a community leader known for her grassroots organizing, ability to engage, and bring people together. She has mentored and trained countless youth to be politically active across the GTA. Currently serving as a Director with the Ontario NDP Rowena has managed over a dozen campaigns including the NDP’s historic breakthrough with Jagmeet Singh in 2011 and Gurpreet Dhillon in 2014.
Before politics she worked in a number of top tier corporations: systems management at Magna, financial analysis at the Royal Bank, 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, a community media group and StandUp4Brampton.com.
Rowena is a proud mom to the most amazing seven year old boy and when she is not doing politics, organizing, volunteering or busy being mom, she is running or biking the Etobicoke Creek Trail or working out at the local YMCA.