Meet Our Team
The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) has a small and vibrant team.
Dr. Theresa Rodriguez-Moodie
Chief Executive Officer
Theresa always had a passion for the environment while growing up. She developed this love even further after completing her BSc in Geography. She went on to complete her PhD in Geography (with High Commendation) at the University of the West Indies, Mona. Prior to joining JET in 2021 Theresa worked as an Environmental Consultant on projects both locally and regionally, for private sector, government and multilateral agencies. In her over 10 years of experience she developed specific skills in conducting environmental assessments, hazard analysis and mitigation, climate vulnerability and risk assessments. Since leaving the private sector and joining JET as its Chief Executive Officer, she has been leading its environmental advocacy and working on projects geared towards the protection of Jamaica’s natural resources and public health.
Ms. Lauren Creary currently holds an MSc. in Development Studies and with a First Class Honors BSc. in Tourism Management from the University of the West Indies (UWI). She began her career in Hotel and Tourism Management in The Bahamas and events management with various local companies in Jamaica. Lauren is purpose-driven and passionate about making a change and giving back to her community. This inspired her shift to working at JET in September 2018. Ms. Creary began at JET as a project coordinator in charge of Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica, the Cockpit Country Project, and assisting with the delivery of International Coastal Cleanup Day. In September 2020, she was promoted to Programme Director, with responsibility for overseeing all JET’s environmental education and advocacy programmes, as well as management of the JET social media pages. She also assists the CEO in carrying out personnel and administrative functions.
Ms. Dominique Graham has a Bachelors degree in Marine Biology, Terrestrial and Freshwater Ecology from the University of the West Indies, Mona. She began her career in public policy research, where she spent two years before being onboarded at the Jamaica Environment Trust as Project Coordinator in September 2022. One of Dominique’s life’s objectives is to make a remarkable contribution to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals as outlined by the United Nations, with a keener focus on matters of environmental sustainability. As such, she intends to continue her studies by pursuing a Master’s degree in Sustainable Development and Environmental Sustainability.
Ms. Yonique Taylor is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, Mona, where she pursued a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Banking and Finance. She is passionate about youth development and leadership, with several years of experience mentoring and working closely with the youths in her community. Ms. Taylor joined the JET team as Office Administrator in November 2021, with the responsibility of general administration, record keeping, membership management, and logistics for all JET daily operations. She is also responsible for processing accounts payables, managing suppliers' accounts, and recording and reporting financial transactions. Her professionalism and integrity make her an integral and valuable member of the JET team.