Rowena was born in Broome, one of seven siblings. Her family background is Idal-Buru from the Lake Edarr area, which comes under Yawuru Native Title, on her father’s side, and Bardi/Jawi on her Mother’s side. Rowena holds a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and works at Nirrumbuk as the Senior Youth Worker. She was active in the James Prices Point campaign and fought for the environment, country, culture and family, which mean the world to her. Rowena has a real connection to her country and culture and is passionate about looking after Broome and the Kimberley environment, culture and wildlife, for her family and all future generations.