was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica. She attended Melrose All Age School before graduating from Wolmer’s Girls High School. She worked at the University of the West Indies Department of Nuclear Medicine for a year before migrating to the United States. Rosemarie graduated from California State University Hayward (now Cal State East Bay) where she earned a degree in Liberal Studies and a minor in Human Development. After working for Alameda County Superior Court and the Oakland Municipal Court as a legal stenographer, she was hired as the events coordinator for the California Labor Federation where she currently plans statewide conferences, conventions and other legislative and political events that focuses on working families in California. She previously served on the board of her local Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council where she worked closely with the Oakland Police Department and other local government agencies in an effort to restore her community. She is an active union member and serves as an officer on the Executive Board of Office & Professional Employees International Union Local 3. She currently resides in Oakland with her husband, 3 sons and a stepdaughter.