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. Trotz’s interests are interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, … read more

She Rocks! St. Rose’s High School Student, Fatima Karim, achieved the Top CSEC Exam Scores

Fatima Karim of St Rose’s High School pursued 20 subjects at this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Examination and earned 19 grade ones and one grade two earning her the top spot in the country. In an interview with New Room GY, she said.. “I feel really really excited and proud of myself, really happy…the hardest subject for me was Office Administration alone.” Fatima shared that her reason for pursuing 20 subjects is to win a scholarship offered by … read more

She Rocks! Meet Pop Singer/Songwriter Zandra Brown

Pop music singing sensation Zandra Brown, was born in Guyana, South America. She grew up listening to a diverse array of artists that inspired her, including Tina Turner, The Beatles and Bob Marley. Before moving to America at the age of 18 with her family, she was always in the spotlight, representing her school in dancing performances and fashion shows. Zandra joined her church choir in 2008 and shortly thereafter began writing songs as an outlet to share her innermost spiritual thoughts. … read more

She Rocks! Meet Dr. Michelle Mickle Foster – Philanthropist, Chemical Engineer, Certified Economic Development Specialist

Dr. Michelle Mickle Foster has been the President and CEO of The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, in West Virginia, since February 2016. Prior to this position, she served as the CEO of the Kanawha Institute for Social Research & Action, Inc. (KISRA) for 17-1/2 years. She developed all of KISRA’s 13 major programs that are in the areas of Health, Employment, Asset Development and Learning. Michelle was born in Guyana, the oldest child of three. Her father was an accountant … read more

Guyanese, Onica Blaize, is the First Woman of Caribbean Heritage to Win the Mrs. Georgia Pageant

When Onica Blaize was crowned Mrs. Georgia America 2016, it was first time in the 40-year history of the pageant that a woman of Caribbean heritage, and only the third time that an African American woman had ever captured the title. On June 12th, 2016 this successful Entrepreneur, Life Coach and Public Health Advisor beat out several contestants and claimed the Mrs. Georgia America crown. She also won the Best Evening Gown and Most Physically Fit Awards. Born in Guyana, … read more