Guyanese-American to lead C&O Haynes School of Excellence

13 Apr: Stories We Love: Guyanese-American to lead C&O Haynes School of Excellence

Dr. Esther Haynes-Tross is living the strict motto of her deceased parents, to work hard to achieve your goals and help others along the way to achieve theirs. The Brooklyn-based Guyanese-American, and dean of students of the Cecil and Olga Haynes School of Excellence, is in the process of re-migrating to the mining town of Linden, where she was born. Dr. Joseph Haynes, a certified clinical nutritionist and proprietor of the Health and Wellness Clinics…

Valerie Amos makes history as first black head of any Oxford college

08 Feb: Guyanese Valerie Amos Makes History as the First Black Head of Any Oxford College

Via – Baroness Valerie Amos has been appointed the new Master of University College at Oxford University – She makes history as both the first female Master of University College, Oxford, and the first black head of any Oxford college – Baroness Valerie Amos will step down as current Director of University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and will begin her new role on 1 August The Director of University of…


14 Jan: She Rocks! Meet Dr. Rheaclare Fraser-Spears, Neuropharmacology Researcher/Professor

Dr. Rheaclare Fraser-Spears is a member of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department at the University of Incarnate Word, joining in 2017 after completion of her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of TX Health Science Center in San Antonio (UTHSCSA). She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Cellular & Integrative Physiology at UTHSCSA. Dr. Fraser-Spears graduated from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA with a B.S. in Biochemistry. She received her Ph.D. in Pharmacology…


08 Oct: She Rocks! Principal Mala Panday Empowers Girls to Become Strong & Powerful Leaders

Mala Panday started her public service in education in September 2004 and is now a fifth-year principal.  She began her career as a New York City science teacher and then served as an assistant principal before accepting the amazing opportunity to lead at The Young Women’s Leadership School of Queens (TYWLS). Mala’s career interests are centered in engaging youth in political and social issues that impact them directly, as well as women around the world….


25 Jul: She Rocks! Meet Dr. Nicola Corbin, Communications Professor/Public Relations & Advertising Advisor

Dr. Nicola Corbin, Ph.D is an assistant professor in the Communication department at Weber State University, in Ogden, Utah.  Dr. Corbin was born in Georgetown, Guyana and immigrated to the United States when she was 16 years old.  She graduated magna cum laude, with a BA Degree in Communications from Seton Hall University and later became an adjunct profession teaching Media Writing, Oral Communication and freshman orientation courses at both Seton Hall and the University of Maryland. Following her…

Dr. Hollis

24 Oct: She Rocks! Meet Dr. Hollis France, Author and Global Politics Professor

Dr. Hollis France is an Associate Professor at the College of Charlestown, in South Carolina.  She was born in Guyana but migrated to the US more than 25 years ago.  Dr. France teaches her students the ins and outs of global politics and economics. Dr. France joined the Political Science Department at CofC in 2000. She teaches courses primarily in the fields of International and Comparative Politics, including International Political Economy, Politics of Globalization, Globalization from a Community Perspective,…


05 Oct: She Rock! Celebrating English Teacher, Shareesa Bollers, on World Teachers Day

Shareesa Bollers is a proud Guyanese-American. She was born and raised in Guyana, and attended high school in Philadelphia. She is a Gates Millennium Scholar and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Literature & Theatre and Masters of Arts in Teaching English from Bard College.  English Teacher Shareesa Bollers  Sharessa developed a passion for teaching at age 12 after she opened her own summer school in her village and realized the severity of the education gap in…


22 Aug: She Rocks! Meet Dr. Maya A. Trotz, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at USF

Maya A. Trotz, Ph.D., born in Georgetown, Guyana is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of South Florida (USF), Tampa. She works at the nexus of geochemistry/water quality and global/community sustainability and education with current and previous student research projects in Barbados, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Bolivia, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, and Peru. She currently holds a patent on “Functional composites formed from colloidal polymer particles with photocatalytic metal oxide nanoparticles.” Dr….

Etiquette Consultation, Phillipa Morris

28 Oct: She Rocks! Etiquette Boss, Phillipa Morrish, receives Pioneer Civic Award

A person’s image, manners and communication skills make the difference between mega success and average in their personal, social and business life. ~ Gloria Starr Meet Phillipa Morrish – certified Social Protocol consultant and the Founder of Etiquette Training International, New York.  Since 1999, Phillipa has worked internationally with corporations, organizations, law enforcement officers and private clients to help them become leaders in their field. She also works extensively with teens, and has been an…

English Teach, Shamayne Cumberbatch

05 Oct: She Rocks! English Teacher, Shamayne Cumberbatch, wants all students to have the opportunity to receive an excellent education.

English Teacher, Shamayne Cumberbatch, was born in Guyana, South America and later moved to Irving, NJ. She first attended the local public school before enrolling at Kent Place for middle and high school. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and her master’s degree from Harvard in Education Policy and Management. Before working at the Pingry School, Ms. Cumberbatch participated in the Teach for America program, teaching eighth grade English classes at a charter…