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Prof. Marcia Roye - From ‘teaching’ the bush to college professor inspiring love for science


If you are not a math whiz but dream of pursuing a career in the sciences, it is still possible to realize your goal.

If you’re still doubtful, then meet lecturer and researcher, Professor Marcia Roye, the Associate Dean and Director for Graduate Studies and Research at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus.

Roye admits that mathematics was not her strongest subject in high school yet today she is a leading research scientist based at the most prestigious university in the Caribbean.

She gets a thrill out of teaching and loves to pass on knowledge. That thrill started when she was a little girl growing up in the central Jamaica parish of St Elizabeth and would “teach the bushes” her first ‘students’.

Roye divulged that she hails from a little district in St Elizabeth called Dunder Hill, which is adjacent to the more popular town of Junction. She attended Bull Savannah Infant and Bull Savannah Primary schools. Her mother and grandmother 'Me Me', before her, attended Bull Savannah Primary as well.

See the interview:

Photo caption: Science and Technology Minister Daryl Vaz presents a plaque to S&T XXtrordineer honouree Dr Marcia Roye at the launch of the Scientific Research Council’s recognition programme on Thursday, July 14.

Photo credit: Llewellyn Wynter




Published on 29 Jul, 2022

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