Caribbean: Fifteen students from different Caribbean countries have been selected for the Chevening Scholarship 2023 by British High Commission. The students will pursue their studies in the United Kingdom.
The UK in Barbados and Eastern Caribbean announced the results and shared the profile and courses of the selected students.
Students from the countries such as Dominica, Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia and Barbados will get the opportunity to pursue their studies in different colleges in the UK.
READ HERE: Profile of Chevening 2023 Scholars
CHEVENING DOMINICA 2023 SCHOLAR- Julie-Ann Charles
Julie-Ann Charles is a finance enthusiast on a mission to be a “support system” to the world. She has a BSc in Economics and Accounting from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, where she served as Guild Treasurer within the Guild of Students.
Julie-Ann has worked as the Enterprise Development Officer at the Dominica Youth Business Trust and she has facilitated skills training programmes in financial planning, budgeting and record keeping, helping entrepreneurs access credit financing more easily.
Julie-Ann will be pursuing a MSc in Risk Management and Financial Engineering at Imperial College London, where she aims to immerse in ideas and technologies to enhance solutions for MSMEs and financial institutions in Dominica.
CHEVENING GRENADA 2023 SCHOLAR- Sheriece Noel
Sheriece Noel is a Law graduate of the University of the West Indies, who has spent her academic years involved in many youth organisations such as the OECS U-Reporter and a Grenadian Ambassador.
On completion of her studies, she hopes to become a certified mediator with the court and aims to incorporate mediation in the criminal justice system in Grenada.
Sheriece will be pursuing a LLM in International Litigation and Dispute Resolution at City, University of London.
CHEVENING GRENADA 2023 SCHOLAR- Yusuf Stafford
Yusuf Stafford is a development practitioner who is passionate about positively impacting the lives of youth and the most vulnerable. He is experienced in student advocacy and youth development, having volunteered for several youth-led organisations, such as U-Report OECS.
His most recent role was that of Programme Assistant in the Social Inclusion and Social Protection Unit at the OECS.
He obtained a BSc in Economics at the University of the West Indies, and upon completion of his studies, his main goal is to contribute to policy development that focus on data systems, social and economic development and regional integration in pursuit of the sustainable development goals.
Yusuf will be pursuing a MSc in Development Economics at the University of Sussex.
CHEVENING GRENADA 2023 SCHOLAR- Danyish Harford
Danyish Harford is an Attorney-at-Law who graduated from the University of the West Indies and specialises in civil advocacy.
Throughout her academic life, she has exemplified volunteerism and leadership by her various positions including, President of the OECS Jurisdictional Committee at the Hugh Wooding Law School and Vice President of Alumni Relations UWI STAT.
She has also sat as an Executive Council Member of the Grenada Bar Association and held the position of President of the Grenada Public Service Toastmaster’s Club.
Danyish will be pursuing a Master’s degree from the University of Bristol in Laws in Employment, and hopes to initiate legislative reform in the labor laws of Grenada, with the knowledge gained through this programme.
CHEVENING GRENADA 2023 SCHOLAR- Dr Michelle Sabrina Alexander
Dr Michelle Sabrina Alexander is an educational and social enthusiast, who is currently employed within the public sector as an Executive Assistant. She is also the founder of the BREDGE Learning Institute, which provides educational opportunities for adults to complete their secondary and tertiary level education.
It is her goal to impact the educational landscape of her home country Grenada, and the wider Caribbean, through the innovation and creative use of technology.
Michelle will be pursuing a Master’s degree in Science and Innovation, Creativity and Leadership at the City, University of London.
CHEVENING ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA 2023 SCHOLAR- Curtis Cornelius
Curtis Cornelius is a crown counsel in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, where he has led the initiative to create the Victim Care Unit in the ODPP, which is geared towards assisting the victims of crime through the criminal justice system.
He has also co-founded the National Mooting Association, whose mandate is to educate and train law students in the workings of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court and to allow for the development of research, writing and advocacy skills through healthy competition.
Curtis will be pursuing an MSc in Criminology at the University of Leicester, with a focus on offender rehabilitation. On his return home, he hopes to have rehabilitation as the focal point of the penal system which will in turn reduce the level of recidivism.
CHEVENING ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES 2023 SCHOLAR- Alicia Medica
Alicia Medica has a keen interest in Caribbean politics, political institutions and diplomacy. Presently, she is attached to the Ministry of National Mobilisation, Social Development, Family, Gender Affairs, Youth, Housing and Informal Human Settlement in St Vincent and the Grenadines.
She was instrumental in founding the SVG Chapter of the Seeds Sisters Programme, which provides seeds and other support to female farmers in rural communities.
Alicia will be pursuing a Master’s of Science in Sustainability Planning and Environmental Policy at Cardiff University.
CHEVENING ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES 2023 SCHOLAR- Tahj Marksman
Tahj Marksman currently works at the Central Water and Sewerage Authority (CWSA), and completed an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science & Sustainable Technology.
He has spearheaded many initiatives including the incorporation of the use of databases to improve the daily operational record keeping system at CWSA.
Tahj will be pursuing a MSc(Eng) in Environmental Engineering and Project Management and hopes to better understand how he could effect environmental change in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, primarily through solid waste and water management.
CHEVENING ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES 2023 SCHOLAR- André Browne
André Browne is a dedicated IT professional who holds a BSc in Computer Science. He has worked in many technological roles at Cable & Wireless, FLOW, and most recently Argyle International Airport Inc. (AIA), where he has championed excellence and technological best practices.
Beyond work, he is deeply committed to youth and sports. He enjoys playing football and has been integral in the organization of the AIA’s football team.
He also volunteers at the local Internet Society and was a core part of the development of the first functional Internet eXchange Point in St Vincent and the Grenadines in 2020.
André will be pursuing a MSc in Cybersecurity Management from the University of Warwick.
CHEVENING SAINT LUCIA 2023 SCHOLAR- Shauna Menald
Shauna Menald is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, Open Campus and currently works at the Saint Lucia Development Bank.
She has been in the Financial Services field for over a decade and has a passion for youth development, education and financial responsibility.
With the knowledge gained from her studies, she hopes to reform and enhance the financial industry in Saint Lucia, and improve product offering.
Shauna will be pursuing a MSc from the University of Edinburgh in Finance, Technology and Policy.
CHEVENING SAINT LUCIA 2023 SCHOLAR- Darnally Selina Esteva-St Ange
Darnally Selina Esteva-St Ange is a Social Transformation Officer in the Ministry of Equity, Social Justice and Empowerment in Saint Lucia.
Her contribution to policy development in Saint Lucia is well documented. She has served as Chairperson of the Ministry of Equity and World Food Programme’s Collaborative Committee, which created the National Shock-Responsive Social Protection Policy and was integral in the creation of the Standard Operating Procedures Manual for the Community Development Unit within the Ministry of Equity.
Having completed over 16 certifications relevant to community development, she wants to ensure that the Sustainable Development Goals are achieved in Saint Lucia and the wider Eastern Caribbean.
Darnally will pursue a Master’s of Arts in Development Studies at the University of Sussex.
CHEVENING SAINT LUCIA 2023 SCHOLAR- Latoya Charles
Latoya Charles is a Gender Researcher, and a growing gender and development specialist, with a strong academic background and experience in youth development. She has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, with a minor in Gender and Development Studies.
Latoya has demonstrated her unwavering commitment to gender equality and the advancement of women’s rights, and has actively contributed to youth development initiatives in Saint Lucia. She intends to be a driving force in the implementation of innovative strategies that promote gender equality.
Latoya will be pursuing a Master’s of Arts degree at the University of Sussex, in Gender and Development.
CHEVENING SAINT LUCIA 2023 SCHOLAR- Kevyn Arnold
Kevyn Arnold currently serves as the Attaché to the Deputy Prime Minister of Saint Lucia and the Minister of Tourism, Creative Industries, Culture and Information.
He is also the Director on the Youth Economy Agency Board of Directors in his home country, and holds the positions of Secretary of the Castries Cricket Association, as well as Communications Officer and Assistant Treasurer of the Saint Lucia Cricket Association.
He completed a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, with a major in Finance and a minor in Political Science at Saint Mary’s University in Canada.
Kevyn will be pursuing a MSc in Banking and Digital Finance at the University College London.
CHEVENING BARBADOS 2023 SCHOLAR- Dr. Kia Lewis
Dr. Kia Lewis is a medical doctor and health advocate, who is passionate about her role of health care professional and educator. She is actively engaged in community outreach programmes through health and wellness workshops at schools and other organisations across Barbados.
Kia serves as the Chairman of the Barbados Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition, and is steadfast in her involvement in the fight against childhood obesity and non-communicable diseases in Barbados.
Dr. Lewis will be pursuing a Master’s in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
CHEVENING BARBADOS 2023 SCHOLAR- Joycelyn Alleyne
Joycelyn Alleyne is a graduate of the University of South Florida, with a dual degree in Management and Marketing, as well as the founder of the The Growth Studio, where she aims to empower and help entrepreneurs and MSMEs to grow their businesses with strategic marketing.
She is currently a Marketing and Communications consultant for large private and public corporations, as well as international development agencies. She has recently worked with organisations such as the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. Inchcape Barbados and the United Nations Development Programme.
Joycelyn will be pursuing a Master of Science in Strategic Entrepreneurship and Innovation at King’s College London, where she hopes to return to Barbados and accelerate the performance of the MSME community in Barbados.
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