Rouwenna joined ACE in 2009 as a founding member of the New England team. She helped grow ACE's New England program which has educated over 230,000 students at over 400 schools. Rouwenna has personally presented to over 67,000 students and trained nearly 1,000 student leaders. She has built ACE staff teams in New England, New York City, and Ohio, and directed the organization’s outreach strategy. She currently serves as ACE’s National Program Director.
Rouwenna grew up in Kentucky and has lived in Massachusetts since 2004. She is currently pursuing her MBA in Public and Nonprofit Management at Boston University. She has a B.A. in Astronomy and Physics from Smith College, a certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from the Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership in Boston, and is a Senior Fellow in the Environmental Leadership Program. Before coming to ACE, Rouwenna worked at the Union of Concerned Scientists within the climate program, supporting the organization’s network of scientists and helping to educate the public and policymakers about the impacts of climate change and effective solutions.
Outside of her work at ACE (which is still her "dream job"), Rouwenna loves to go on long bike rides, hike, travel, dance, and eat good food with friends.