Rowena Turner immigrated from the Philippines in the 70s. She has lived in Monte Sereno since 1986. She holds a BA Degree in Mathematics from San Francisco State University. She received her Master’s Degree in Education and her California Teaching Credential from San Jose State University. She worked for several Silicon Valley companies, including Intel Corporation, Sun Microsystems, Tandem Computers and Hewlett-Packard, managing corporate marketing and creating worldwide certification programs. She left the computer industry and taught high school Computer Science and Math at a facility for incarcerated youth.
Rowena is married; she and her husband have one son, who is Chief Technology Officer for a start-up company in Seattle.
Rowena is excited about making an impact on the City Council. She strives to conduct business with uncompromising integrity and professionalism. She believes that it is absolutely crucial that the council listens and responds to its citizens and stakeholders. Maintaining respect and trust is critical to providing a community that is safe and comfortable for the residents of Monte Sereno.