Rowena is a proud Bramptonian inspired by community and driven by a passion to change the culture of politics to move our city forward. She was elected in 2018 to Brampton City Council for Wards 1 & 5. She is the first Filipino on Council.
Rowena holds an H.B.B.A. degree from the Schulich School of Business, and a Masters in Sustainable Development and Environmental Planning from the London School of Economics. Prior to being elected, she worked at the Ontario legislature for over a decade, most recently as a director, and has mentored countless youth to be politically active across the Greater Toronto Area. Before politics, Rowena worked in several top-tier corporations including Magna, R.B.C, and General Mills. She was also the Program Manager of Corporate Citizenship with Imagine Canada, and Executive Director of Emagine, working with venture capitalists and entrepreneurs at the Centre for Social Innovation.
Rowena was raised in Brampton and is raising her son in Wards 1 & 5. As a supporter of the arts, she also enjoys playing with her local band Point of Order. She believes in living a healthy and active lifestyle, regularly running, and biking the Etobicoke Creek Trail, working out at the local Y.M.C.A. and daily on the Peloton.