ASPIRING MINDS FOUNDATION
Wendy Lee Yuen
Born October 16th 1956 Diego Martin
She obtained her GCE Ordinary Level Examinations in Barbados, and her GCE Advanced Level Examinations in Jamaica.
She graduated with honours from the University of the West Indies St Augustine, with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Agriculture, and won the Marie Curie Prize for the Best final year student.
She is internationally recognised in the fields of agriculture and horticulture.
She grew up on a farm in La Romaine where her love for horticulture begun.
She was a founding member of the Association of Professional Agri-Scientists of Trinidad and Tobago.
She served as the youngest president of the Horticultural Society of Trinidad and Tobago, between 1995 and 1997.
She represented Trinidad and Tobago at the First Meeting of Inter-American Organizations of Rural Farmers which was held in Santiago, Chile, in 1998.
In 1998 the HSTT received the Prime Minister's Award for Tourism.
She was awarded the HSTT President's Trophy and the Bermudez Cup.
In 1999 she became a member of the planning committee of the UWI Continuing Education Programme and has co-coordinated training of staff of the Ministry of Local Government.
She became the first female president of the Agricultural Society of Trinidad and Tobago in 1999 and was re-elected President of over a five-year period. During her time in office, praedial larceny laws were revised, agricultural infrastructure was improved and the Society gained prominence for its advocacy on behalf of farmers.
In 2000 She designed a Trinidad and Tobago garden for the BBC Gardeners' World Live and on a bronze medal.
She was the first female chairperson of the National Agricultural Marketing and Development Corporation (NAMDEVCO), where she served from 2000 to 2005. Her work and expertise in the field of agriculture and food production have been recognised locally and internationally.
In 2002 she chaired the opening session of the Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth Conference, which took place in Ireland.
She teaches landscape management at UWI St. Augustine.
She also manages her farm and runs her own landscaping company.
She is a former deputy political leader of the Congress of the People