Rowilma was born and raised in the Philippines. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics at the University of the Philippines, Los Banos. She has worked at universities all her life and subscribes to the belief that learning is a lifelong process. Her career roles have been in the areas of research, administration and information technology. She is blessed with an affectionate husband, Gabriel, two sweet sons, Elijah Mari and Jacob Daniel, and a precious daughter Christi Marie.