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.
Justin Saunders is an Environmental Scientist and has spent the last 9 years experiencing multiple disciplines in conservation biology with a focus on Ornithology, and public education. Having completed a BSc. Marine Biology from UWI Mona, he plans to pursue graduate studies and continue to build a career in Environmental Conservation, Education, and Strategic Management. As JET’s Programme Director, he is responsible for overseeing and improving all JET’s environmental education and conservation programmes and managing the JET social media pages. He also assists the CEO in carrying out personnel and administrative functions.
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.