Sian Cuffy-Young has been involved in the environmental field for over fourteen years. She is no stranger to challenge as her experience stems from the waste and mining sectors – two fields many shy away from. She also has a wealth of experience in environmental management systems and education. She has received training in behaviour change through community-based social marketing with the University of Tennessee. She is a Colorado-certified environmental educator, speaker and principal consultant of Siel Environmental Services Limited. Her work involves working with schools through her waste education programme, with SMEs to the large corporate company to help them become more waste efficient, to communicate their environmental strategies and staff training and consulting and also has created an online learning platform for waste-related issues, for example composting and a short course in Waste management with UWI.
Her academic qualifications include a B Sc (Hons) degree with a double major in Physics and a Masters in Environmental Engineering from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Campus and a Diploma in Environmental Management from Galilee College, Israel. She is also a Fulbright Hubert Humphrey Fellow from Cornell University. She specialized in quarry rehabilitation and is a graduate of the prestigious Shell LiveWire programme for young and upcoming entrepreneurs. She was recently awarded the Kenneth Valley Foundation Progress award for her work in environmentalism and advocacy, and her company receiving the award for being the Best Waste Education Company in the Caribbean by BUILD Magazine.