Shanel George


Mount Holyoke College


Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Academic Concentration: 

Anthropology and Psychology


Internship Highlights: Shanel researched intimate partner violence against women and girls in the Caribbean based on a reproductive justice framework; helped organize the Southern Regional Conference on Reproductive Health Disparities; and developed information on all SisterSong member organizations for a new membership database and mapping project to show the organization's history and impact.

Biography: Shanel George was born in the 'Spice Island' of the Caribbean, Grenada. Her early years were spent living between Grenada and Trinidad before moving on to Tortola where she now resides. She was fortunate to grow up surrounded by strong Caribbean women, who unfortunately, never realized the value of their worth in society. Thus, she is passionate about the empowerment of women in the Caribbean. As music is a big part of her culture, it could be great to see how it can be implemented as a mechanism for improving the social, political and economical status of women. Her ultimate goal is to work with authoritative bodies that work towards improving the status and quality of lives for women in developing countries.