Romey lives in Back Bay and has been working for the past six years as a Digital Literacy Instructor, helping people in Charlotte County learn to use computers. Her values align with those of the Green Party as she actively promotes respecting and appreciating the environment, others, and ourselves.
An artist and seamstress, she has been involved with local markets selling her unique clothing designs, jewelry, and trees which she makes out of metal wire, rocks, and glass. Romey loves to learn and work. She was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Calgary and earned her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Victoria in 2004. She won the international Rao Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy in 2003 in Columbus, Ohio as well as runner-up in the CSC competition in Vancouver in 2002. She has a B. Sc. Hons. from Mount Allison University and is currently finishing a Masters degree in Adult Education at the University of New Brunswick.
She also has a diploma in Fashion Merchandising and Design from Compu College in Victoria, British Columbia, and graduated from Fundy High School, St. George, New Brunswick receiving the Governor General’s award for academic excellence, numerous scholarships and bursaries, and Honors for achieving above 95% average for five consecutive years. She has a lot of experience public speaking and more information can be found on her Google site at www.sites.google.com/site/romeydesigns.
Romey knows that if we put our minds together and pool our resources in a collaborative manner, we can do great things as communities of action. She believes that grassroots organizations are the way to go. She agrees with research that describes how real change occurs when people decide for themselves to make it happen” and has experienced this first hand with her involvement with the Arusha Center in Calgary, a social justice organization.