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HS 1965 Graduate Making Waves in US Politics

Date: January 9, 2019Posted by: Marionette Martinez

Rowena Caluya-Turner, High School 1965 graduate of St. Paul Manila has recently been elected Vice-Mayor of Monte Sereno, California. She was sworn into office on 18 December 2018.

A write-up on the new government official follows:

Vice Mayor 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 Credentials 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 youths.

Vice Mayor Turner is married; they have one son who is an Engineering Director for a start-up company in San Francisco.

Vice Mayor Turner 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.