In 1999, Rose joined Toastmasters to overcome her fear of public speaking. She conquered her fear, found confidence, and discovered a passion for leadership. As IPDD, Rose maintains her passion for ROTOKO, which is to Reach at least One member, to Teach(mentor) them so they remain, or Keep engaged in Toastmasters. She loves seeing the metamorphosis that occurs as members develop into beautiful butterflies. In 2017, Rose retired from ExxonMobil as a Paralegal after a 40-year career.