Elena Spence is a Trinidadian who has lived and worked in Barbados for the last 15 years and joins our team as an experienced project manager. With her attention to detail and a keen understanding about breaking down projects to doable steps, her function is to keep the team grounded and focused on realistic goals. Elena has worked designing, developing, and implementing projects in various sectors, including culture, entrepreneurship, telecommunications, social services, with small and medium sized businesses.
Elena worked for 15 years in various government departments and Ministries of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. She has also worked with the private sector and on projects funded by the European Union and GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit, GmbH) and with UNDP (United Nations Development Programme sub-regional office). In the Trinidad and Tobago government service, she designed and developed projects in the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and Gender Affairs and for the Ministry of Tobago Affairs for funding under the Public Sector Investment Programme.
Elena is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario (Political Science, BSc) and of the University of the West Indies (Integration Studies, MSc). She has recently completed a post-graduate course in Museum Conservation Skills through a collaboration of the University of the West Indies and the OAS (Organization of American States). She is a volunteer at the Barbados Museum and Historical Society.