At 23 years old, Gabriela Morris is the youngest senator to be appointed to the Upper House in Jamaica and a part of the record 38 per cent women sworn in to the Senate on Tuesday. Here are five things you should know about Morris.
- She is a native of Montego Bay, St James and is a past student of Montego Bay High.
- Gabriela is currently a student at The University of the West Indies, Mona and is pursuing a master’s in communication for social and behavioural change at the Caribbean School of Media and Communication. She is also employed by The UWI as a resident advisor for Irvine Hall.
- Though failing in her bid to become president of the university’s Guild of Students earlier this year, she has slipped comfortably into her position as a vice-president.
- The opposition senator is a member of the People’s National Party Youth Organisation.
- She hopes to lend her voice to a wide range of issues, including gender equality and youth access to education.