Author: Russell Barrett

Russell is a successful honours graduate of the regionally acclaimed University of the West Indies, Mona Campus where he received a Bachelors of Science degree in International Relations and Public Policy and Management. An avid sports enthusiast and a young philanthropic leader, Russell has been recognised at UWI’s student’s award ceremony for outstanding service and leadership (2015-2016) and was also awarded a place on UWI’s Social Sciences Faculty Dean’s List in 2016 for academic achievement. He has been intricately involved with youth development and policy development having completed internships at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, the Jamaica Tertiary Education Commission. He is passionate about contributing to Jamaica’s development and continues to seek opportunities to engage and help uplift his fellow peers towards their maximum potential. As president of the UWI’s Governance Society, he successfully partnered with the British Council of Jamaica on their Rights Awareness Programme in several high schools. Finally, he maintains that ‘to whom much is given much is expected’.