Cayman Islands & Trinity 2012
Current Place of Residence: Porton Down, Wiltshire, UK
University: Royal Holloway, University of London (2006-2009); University of Oxford (2009-2010)
Current/Recent Course: Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences; Master of Science in Global Health Science
Other information: Shmona completed her BSc in Biomedical Sciences two years ago, and subsequently completed the MSc in Global Health Science at Oxford. Last year she spent three months at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam developing a rapid laboratory diagnostic for the Enterovirus 71 which causes Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease in children. She is currently working as an Immunologist at the Centre for Emergency, Preparedness and Response of the Health Protection Agency in the UK. Aside from her interests in public health, Shmona is an accomplished pianist, winning 5 Gold Awards for Achievement in Music and one for Literary Achievement at the Cayman Islands National Festival of the Arts. Long-term, Shmona aspires to play a leading role in public health in the Cayman Islands.