Profile of Minister of Community Development
Dr the Honourable Nyan Gadsby Dolly
Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts
Dr. Nyan Gadsby-Dolly is an alumnus of the St. Augustine Girls High School. In 1996 she entered the Department of Chemistry of The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine (UWI) and graduated in 1999 with a BSc. Analytical Chemistry (Upper Second Class Honours).
By 2005, she was upgraded from M.Phil. Chemistry to PhD. Student and in 2010, she achieved the academic status of PhD. (Organic Chemistry) from UWI. During that period, she also completed the Post-Graduate Diploma in Education Technology (with Distinction) from the School of Education, UWI.
Dr. Gadsby-Dolly started her working experience in 1999, at the same institution where she studied – the Department of Chemistry, UWI. In 2004 she moved on to the Ministry of Education as Teacher 111 (Chemistry) where she was responsible for preparing secondary school students of Form V and VI for success in regional exams. From 2009 to present, she has held the position of Chemistry Lecturer at College of Science Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT).
Her many experiences, over the years, have prepared her for a life of public service. She is an active member of her party group, serves on the constituency executive and is an executive officer.
Her commitment to high standards is evident in her approach to the various roles of wife, mother, educator, academic, avid reader, biblical researcher and singer that she balances as a part of her daily life.
Dr. Nyan Gadsby-Dolly believes that discipline is the over-arching principle which underpins hard work, determination, commitment, respect, spirituality, even love... which are other ideals that she holds dear.