07/15/2013 10:14 EDT | Updated 09/14/2013 05:12 EDT

Michelle Rempel Facts: Who Is The New Minister Of State For Western Development (PHOTOS)

Michelle Rempel has been named minister of state for western economic diversification.

Some facts about Rempel:

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Age: 33

From: Born in Winnipeg on Feb. 14, 1980.

Education: Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Manitoba

Past work: Worked as the director of the University of Calgary's institutional programs division, in the technology commercialization division of the University of Manitoba and as a managerial consultant in Calgary.

Political experience: Elected as the Conservative MP for Calgary Centre-North on May 2, 2011. Named parliamentary secretary to the minister of the environment on May 25, 2011.

Did you know? She is a classically trained pianist and has trained as a sommelier.