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PROFESSOR RAJENDRA RAMLOGAN

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Rajendra Ramlogan is the Professor, Commercial and Environmental Law at the University of the West Indies. He also lectured at the Anton De Kom University, Suriname in the Environmental Law and Policy (MSc. Program). Professor Ramlogan graduated with a Doctorate in International Environmental Law at the University of Cambridge and a Masters of Law in International Legal Studies at the New York University School of Law. Professor Ramlogan completed a Bachelor of English Literature with Social Sciences and a Bachelor of Laws at the University of the West Indies. During his consulting career, Professor Ramlogan developed significant work experience in the petroleum and petrochemical sector in both upstream and downstream activities and was involved in the preparation and negotiation of contracts involving major international oil companies including Pecten, UNOCAL, LASMO, EXXON, Chevron and Total. In 1991, Professor Ramlogan worked as a Foreign Associate at the prestigious law firm of Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering (Washington D.C) which included serving on an American Bar Association Panel advising the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan on its draft Petroleum law. Professor Ramlogan has published numerous books and articles covering subjects such as Business Law, Judicial Review, Sustainable Development, Environmental Law, Environmental Studies, Human Rights in Japan, International Security and Joint Ventures. Professor Ramlogan has presented conference papers on subjects including Environmental Democracy and International Criminal Law. Professor Ramlogan is a Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Society.

KASSIE LALCHAN

President
BSC MANAGEMENT STUDIES, DOUBLE MINOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS & MARKETING

Kassie Lalchan is a hardworking and disciplined student at the University of the West Indies, holding a current degree GPA of 3.67. Ms. Lalchan’s education began at Maria Regina Grade School and continued at St. Joseph’s Convent Port of Spain. During secondary school, Ms. Lalchan participated in UNESCO, RBC Younger Leaders Programme 2014, St. Joseph’s Convent annual fundraiser “Parang in a Pot” for four years, and represented her alma mater at Parang Nationals in 2017, where her group placed 6th of 20. Ms. Lalchan is also a pinned member of the Rotaract Club of Central Port of Spain, where she holds numerous leadership positions namely, Club’s Disaster Risk Management Coordinator, District 7030’s Public Relations Support and Professional Development Director. Ms. Lalchan has greatly contributed to the success of many Rotary Peace Initiatives, supported by her Certificate of Completion of the Positive Peace Academy issued by Rotary and the Institute for Economy and Peace. Rotaract is an avenue for young individuals to become involved in their communities, and just that Ms. Lalchan did! Fueled by her minor in International Relations, which has awakened the mindset of a global citizen, she has a vigour for reaching beyond her immediate community. Furthermore, she strengthened her corporate skills after successfully completing two internships at National Flour Mills Ltd. Here, she worked in Quality, Health & Safety, Food Safety, Sales & Marketing and Product Development departments. At the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Ms. Lalchan was a Student Liaison and Class Representativefor the Faculty of Social Sciences 2019/2020 and is currently the Deputy Vice President of the Guild of Students 2021/2022. The transition to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic did not prevent Ms. Lalchan from furthering her Spanish studies. She is now certified by the Centre of Learning Languages in basic working proficiency of Spanish. As President of the MSU, Ms. Lalchan strives to share her strengths and experiences to uphold the Society’s success. Personal and professional development throughout the MSU and by extension, all the UWI societies are the main objectives of her strategic plan. Being a lady of business, she believes that continuous growth and development of an individual is a quality all leaders should possess as it is a reminder that there is no limit to what one can accomplish.

CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS

vice president
BSC MANAGEMENT STUDIES (SPECIAL), Marketing minor

Management and people are Christopher’s true passion. Innovation and problem solving are his calling. His goal is to empower and motivate his fellow MSU members to achieve their goals and personal development. He will provide support to those who need it in addition to highlighting issues to relevant authorities. His motto that guides him throughout this journey is, “Service Before Self.”

SHIVANI SAMUEL

Treasurer
BSC management studies, DOUBLE MINOR ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE

Ms. Shivani Samuel is a second- year Management Studies student at the University of the West Indies and pursuing a double minor in Accounting and Finance. In her two (2) years at the University she has been awarded a token of recognition for a GPA higher than 3.6 from the Management Society of the University of the West Indies (MSU). Throughout her academic life at the University of the West Indies she was placed on the Faculty of Social Sciences Dean’s Honor Roll at the end of Semester II for the academic year 2019/2020 as well as Semester I of the academic year 2020/2021. With a current GPA of 3.86 she is firm believer that hard work always pays off. As treasurer for the 2021/2022 academic year, she will devote her time and energy to working closely with the other executive members to protect and develop the society’s finances.

LEANNA RAJKUMAR

Secretary
BSC management studies, DOUBLE MINOR FINANCE & MARKETING

Leanna is an upcoming final year student at the University of the West Indies. With her degree GPA currently standing at 3.93, she has proven to excel in academics while being an all-rounded student starting at a very early age. Leanna attended Rochard Douglas Presbyterian Primary School whereby, during her tenure, was an active participant in extracurricular activitiesranging from track and field, essay, art, calypso, spelling beeand mental math competitions and participating in cricket matches for the National Primary Schools Cricket League.Balancing these activities while upkeeping excellent academic scores, enabled her to acquire time management and organizational skills that she still utilizes today. After her tenure, she moved on to become a student at St. Joseph’s Convent, San Fernando, where she continued to achieve academic success while holding the Presidential role of the SJCSF Integrity Club, being a member of the Indian Cultural Club, Astro Club, Interact Club and Sixth Form Prefect as well as volunteering at the Sixth Former’s Association Services as a tutor for kids. In 2019, she began her tenure at the University of the West Indies, and was awarded a placement in the Faculty of Social Sciences Dean’s Honour Roll on multiple occasions. As the newly appointed Secretary it is her pleasure to use her platform to continue to uphold her beliefs in “Doing the right thing always, even when no one is watching” and spread the importance of integrity and transparency in the process.

RONALDO THOMAS

PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
BSC Management studies

Ronaldo has a passion and interest in getting to know people, so this position called him. Management is a very dynamic field, with many opportunities. As the PRO Executive 2021/2022, Ronaldo will continue to assist in promoting events that will enhance the university experience of each MSU member and create a greater awareness of the MSU. Always remember the world is your oyster.

BRIDGET GOPAUL

MARKETING OFFICER
BSC ECONOMICS

Bridget advocates for greater investment in innovation and infrastructure. She hopes that one day she will be able to assist her country achieved development status. However, it is her behalf that in order to do so we must put people first so she hopes to make the MSU better for all.

Amanda Joseph

WELLNESS OFFICER
BSc Management Studies

Amanda is a great listener who is trustworthy and altruistic. As your Wellness Officer, she plans to provide support and introduce heartening events to make a positive impact on the lives of our members. She is easily approachable and open to any Wellness Initiatives that the members may want to see implemented. She urges you all to remember we are a team so you can reach out to her to chat!