(CMR) Dr. Celine Manoosingh will serve as special advisor to Premier Wayne Panton. As Special Advisor to the Premier, Dr. Manoosingh will provide advice in key areas, support capacity building, review and synergize various policies and assist with projects as assigned by the Premier.
She holds a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Southern Florida and is a tenured professor at the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing at Georgia Southern University, where she has worked since 2014. Her research expertise relates to energy efficiency and optimization, environmental life cycle assessment, and green infrastructure. Dr. Manoosingh has secured more than $400,000 worth of research funding from the Department of Energy, Georgia Department of Transportation, Southern Company, and the Engineering Information Foundation.
Additionally, Dr. Manoosingh serves as a representative on the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C., which focuses on resilience, renewable energy, sustainable smart cities, and green infrastructure.
Raised in the Cayman Islands and educated in the public school system, Dr. Manoosingh expressed her delight in returning home in this new role.
“It has always been a dream of mine to share my expertise and knowledge with my community that raised me. Climate change is the defining challenge of our time. I am happy to join the Premier and his government in their commitment to ensure that the Cayman Islands is a regional and world leader in innovation and strategic planning in response to this threat,” she said.
Premier Panton said he was pleased to have two persons joining his team. In addition to Dr. Manoosingh, Nickolas DaCosta has also joined the Office of the Premier.
“I am pleased that these two outstanding young Caymanians have both agreed to join our stellar team in the Office of the Premier,” Premier Panton said. “Celine’s exceptional professional background, academic credentials and research in the areas of engineering and sustainability, as well as Nickolas’ vast background in communications, social media, and service to our local community are welcomed assets to the Office of the Premier.”