Cynanie V. Sawyers Haylett is the Research Officer and a lecturer at the Excelsior Community College, and an adjunct lecturer at the International University of the Caribbean (IUC). She has worked with the Ministry of Education as a national trainer for the implementation of the National Standards Curriculum for Health and Family Life Education (HFLE) and Visual Arts. She possess over eleven years experience in teaching Visual Arts at the CAPE and CSEC levels, coordinating the HFLE program for 2 years and have worked as a Visual Arts CSEC Examiner for over 5 years. She is a trained fine artist who has exhibited painting and drawings at the JCDC competitions and hosted one solo exhibition in 2012. She has engaged in conducting numerous workshops, motivational talks to parents and adolescents as well as coordinated a community homework programs.
She is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of the West Indies where she is pursuing her PhD in Organizational Behaviour. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Counseling and Consulting from IUC, a First Class Honors Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from UWI and a Diploma in Secondary Visual Arts Education from the Mico Teacher’s College.
Her research interests includes: Art Therapy Benefits, Skin Colour Perception in Jamaica, Skin Colour Modification Behaviours and Psychological Effects/Moderators, Organizational Stressors and Training Motivation. She has presented at the Qualitative Inquiry Conference (QIC) at the University of the West Indies in 2009.