The Sunbeam Foundation

Board of Directors

Founder and Director: Ms. Rhea King-Julien B.Sc. [Hons.], M.Sc.

Ms. King-Julien's diverse background has its roots firmly planted in building bridges: facilitating interconnections among NGOs, CBOs, state agencies, entrepreneurs and companies (public and private) in the food production sector.

A qualified aquaculturist trained in Scotland, Thailand and the United States, she returned to Trinidad in 2012 with the aim of connecting state and private enterprises to the formal tertiary level educational system.

Her passion for meaningful connections evolved over time facilitating the development of a service-based NGO to bridge the gap between funding sources (local and international) and projects which aim to effectively address the needs of Trinidad and Tobago. The Sunbeam Foundation was birthed soon after, and serves as main platform for this endeavour.

Personal quote: Let's co-create a better nation. One in which terms like Economic diversification, Sustainable development, and Holistic human health are truly mentally, energetically and physically manifested in society.

Director: Ms. Kimberly Hewitt B.Sc., M.Sc.

Ms. Hewitt is a holder of an Undergraduate Degree in Economics and a Master's Degree in Sustainable Environmental Development with more than 5 years' experience in the field of international relations with special focus on policy formulation and economic development.

Director: Ms. Nkpangi Kernahan LL.B., L.E.C., LL.M. [Hons.]

Ms. Kernahan has been an attorney-at-law for the past ten years, practicing predominantly within the sphere of Administrative/Public Law.

She is the holder of a Bachelor of Laws from the University of London, a Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School and a Master of Law in Human Rights (Distinction) from Cardiff University.

She is passionate about human rights and recognizes that human rights and the environment share an interdependent relationship: human rights cannot be enjoyed without a safe, clean environment and a sustainable environmental governance cannot exist without the establishment of and respect for human rights.

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