We are delighted to welcome the new YPARD Trinidad and Tobago country representative, Enricka Julien.
Enricka is a graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Agribusiness, with minors in Gender and Development Studies, Communication and Extension from University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine Campus in Trinidad.
Enricka is an agricultural professional with over six years of experience working across various departments within the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries in Trinidad and Tobago. During her tenure at the Ministry, she worked in the production and marketing of livestock and livestock products, extension training and information services, the administration and management of agricultural state lands, and facilities management. This experience helped her to develop her skills further, broaden her knowledge and expand her portfolio of professional experience in the agricultural industry.
Throughout the years she has worked voluntarily with several local and international non-profit organizations dedicated to improving agriculture development, food security and climate change. She has participated in communications projects geared toward engaging youth in agriculture and development. In 2015, she contributed to the mobilization of thousands of young people online and onsite as the Co-Lead of the Marketing Team for the Youth in Landscapes (YIL) Initiative activities at the Global Landscape Forum.
Enricka now works as a Facilities and Administrative Officer in the field of sports facilities and event management. Still, she continues to volunteer and support projects related to sustainable land management and agriculture development.
At the account of joining YPARD as a country representative, this is what Enricka had to say; YPARD has played a crucial role in the development of my professional career. YPARD provided me with the opportunity to work with and learn from many inspiring young agricultural professionals who motivated me and supported me. That is one of the reasons why I am excited about this new role. It is a chance for me to continue to support the growth of the YPARD community, just in a different capacity.
I am looking forward to using my communication and partnership collaboration skills to develop new initiatives and programs to strengthen and grow our local chapter.
We thank the outgoing country representative Keron Bascombe for his commitment, dedication and invaluable contribution to the YPARD Trinidad and Tobago.
Welcome on board Enricka Julien.