Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Former John Gray pupil appointed to Commonwealth Students’ Association

The Commonwealth Students’ Association (CSA) has officially announced the appointment of Taneil Lee, 21, as the new Cayman Islands representative for the Caribbean and Americas Commonwealth Students’ Association working group.

The Commonwealth Students’ Association is a leading student organisation regionally, functioning as an independent advocate for student rights and student perspectives in the policy and decision-making processes of the Commonwealth.

During her two-year service with the Commonwealth Students’ Association,Lee is expected to advocate for better education policies in both private and public educational institutions for students across the Cayman Islands.

She will work alongside the CSA to lobby for student’s rights, Government and private sector involvement in the education sector; and will help with the setting up of a working national students association.

The former John Gray High School student has interned at Health City Cayman Islands from 2015. During her placements, she has been placed in various departments within the hospital including medical oncology and orthopedics.

Last summer Taneil represented the Cayman Islands in Bangalore, India where she interned with Dr. Shetty at the Narayana Health Hospital. Taneil Lee is a former co-host on YouthFlex and used the platform to raise awareness on several topics as well as giving back to the community through volunteerism.  

She is also a recent recipient of the Proud of Them award in the areas of community services, culture and academics.

“We wish Taneil the very best during her service as she advocates for the rights of students in education,” said Youth Services Unit Coordinator James Myles.

Lee is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in public health with a concentration in infection control at the University of South Florida.

She is currently assisting with research into breast cancer at the Health Informatics Department on her campus. She also volunteers on campus and around the Tampa Bay area.