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Taneil Lee is the 2021 Thomson Leadership and Innovation Award scholar

Twenty-four year old Taneil Lee is the recipient of The Thomson Leadership and Innovation Award scholarship for 2021.

Ms. Lee will be pursuing a Master of Science degree in Physician Associate Studies from Newcastle University in the United Kingdom. She is a graduate of John Gray High School and completed an Associate of Science degree in Environmental Science and Biology from the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) in 2017 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health from the University of South Florida in 2019.

Upon completion of her studies, Ms. Lee plans to pursue a career in healthcare. When studying for her Associate’s degree, she gained valuable work experience in orthopedics as an intern at Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI) and was enrolled in their Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) programme. Excelling in the programme, Ms. Lee was selected to represent HCCI in India in 2017 at the Narayana Health Hospital where she gained further experience in the medical field.

While studying for her Bachelor’s degree, Taneil was honoured to be the first Caymanian to represent her country at the World Youth Forum in Egypt where she engaged in discussions with several world leaders including Nelson Mandela’s grandson Mandla. Ms. Lee currently volunteers at the Jasmine Hospice Facility assisting with the care of terminally ill patients.

The Thomson Leadership and Innovation Award is a scholarship created by The Peter N. Thomson Family Foundation designed to recruit and support Caymanian students who are driven to improve the Cayman Islands in areas including, but not limited to, entrepreneurial studies, emerging technologies, design and creative arts and/or the sciences.