Written By:

Empress Harrison

Current Rock of Residence:

St. Maarten

Island Girl Since:

Day 1

Originally Hails From:

Dominica/Curaçao

Empress has always considered herself not only an island girl, but a Caribbean girl. She was born on the island of Dominica, but has lived all of her life between the islands of the Caribbean Sea. Her mom is a true Dominican to the bone, while her father hails from the island of Curaçao. She is a melting pot of languages, culture, and Caribbean flavors. The best thing about living in St. Maarten is its gorgeous beaches and exquisite cuisine which she enjoys with her Jamaican husband, Paul.

By day, she leads the Housing Department at the AUC School of Medicine. They assist students and faculty in finding housing on the island. Outside of work, Empress loves exploring the island (which is divided into two nations, French and Dutch) and enjoying a good book on the white sandy beaches. Her favorite saying is, “There’s nothing that sea water can’t cure.”

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