Create Caribbean Inc. is pleased to announce a new addition to its management team. The Research Institute at Dominica State College welcomes Dr. Hermancia Eugene as its Assistant Director, who will support the work of the Institute in the areas of research and academic program development.
Dr. Eugene completed her Ph.D in Molecular Virology Microbiology at the University of Pittsburgh and her Bachelors of Science in Biology at Cameron University. She has authored multiple published chapters and journal articles including “Rhesus macaques vaccinated with consensus envelopes elicit partially protective immune responses against SHIV SF162p4 challenge”. After completing her graduate work, Dr. Eugene returned to the region in hopes of exposing our young people to the opportunities that she had for growth.
Dr. Eugene is currently a biology lecturer at Dominica State College (DSC). During her years at DSC, she has also been involved in student development outside of the classroom. She is presently the advisor for the Biology Club and assists with the Environmental Club and DSC Ambassadors. Dr. Eugene has also mentored students applying for Student Program for Innovation in Science and Engineering (SPISE) and Sagicor Visionaries Challenge. Her interest in student development has led to her being active in graduation and orientation committee and now she serves on the Academic Council of Dominica State College.
Dr. Eugene brings with her a wealth of scholarly experience in the natural sciences and public health, which will allow the Research Institute to expand its services in these areas of much-needed national development. Additionally, her previous work with mentorship programs makes her uniquely qualified to work closely with the Dominica State College student interns in Create Caribbean’s Research and Service Learning Program. As Assistant Director, Dr. Eugene now also holds the position of the Dominica State College representative on Create Caribbean’s Advisory Board, which consists of local and international scholars and practitioners of research and technology.
The Director, advisory board, staff and students of Create Caribbean Inc. enthusiastically welcome Dr. Eugene. We look forward to her contributions toward the Institute’s growth and its enhancement of the Dominica State College community.