In this episode, Kisheon chats with Arlene about balancing recreation and education in your younger years, the impact of developing mentor relationships while in school and knowing when to step away from a situation and try something new vs sticking to it.
We hope you enjoy the journey on today’s Pathway!
Growing up in La Poterie, St. Andrew’s, Grenadian-born Kisheon Alexander attended “infant” (as it is most well-known) at St. Raphael’s Nursery before moving on to the Sacred Heart Primary School, formerly known as Tivoli R. C. School. He attended the St. Andrew’s Anglican Secondary School (SAASS) where he played as much cricket and football as he wanted while also gaining leadership exposure through debate club, scouts, young leaders, being house captain and many other extra-curricular activities alongside receiving a quality education.
At the T.A. Marryshow Community College, Kisheon studied his favourite subject, Physics, as well as Chemistry and Math, which he believes he took on primarily for the challenge. He went on to teach Chemistry and Math at the Grenville Secondary School for two years before migrating to the US to attend the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. There he received his Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering before pursuing graduate studies at the West Virginia University, where he had the privilege to complete research in bio-based engineering applications, as well as polymer characterization and processing. Kisheon now works as a Production Engineer in heavy chemical manufacturing plant operations.
Considering himself mostly a homebody, he spends a lot of time with family, and now watches a lot more football than he plays! Kisheon loves sampling native cuisines and is always searching for a new favourite Caribbean spot. He tries to mimic exotic dishes at home and has really come to enjoy cooking. Kisheon dreams of one day owning a restaurant, but for the meantime his focus is on executing as much as he can at work while learning the business unit operations and developing his people skills.
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This episode of Pathways was produced by Arlene Hayes and Carolyn Harris for Grenadian STEAM Inc. and edited by Chemon Marryshow.
Your host is Arlene Hayes
Theme song produced by Andrew ‘Hitz’ Phillip
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