Patronus: Butterfly, free spirit!
Favourite Quote: “Life is an adventure, get out and enjoy the journey, every day”
Schemel is a media and communication professional and human rights and social justice advocate with a special focus on children, youth, LGBT, and women and gender. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies (Hons) from the University of Guyana and is pursuing a Master’s Degree in New Media & Society from the University of Leicester. She has over 10 years’ experience working in voluntary, non-profit and civil society environments. She has a passion for developing the feminist movement and for coordinating women and gender, youth and LGBT initiatives. She is the coordinator of the SASOD Women’s Arm – Guyana; the Chairperson for the Diocese of Guyana – Human Rights and Social Justice Commission; Assistant Chief Commissioner for the Guyana Girl Guides Association; and the Co-Director for Feed A Child For the Holidays, a local charity. Currently, she is employed at the University of Guyana as the Civic Engagement Officer in the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Philanthropy, alumni and Civic Engagement (PACE). Schemel is based in Guyana and is fluent in English. She tweets as @XcitedChica.