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Small Island Girl with a Big World Idea

My name is Nakita Poon Kong and I am an environmental manager.


It sounds like I manage THE environment — and I do. But the environment isn’t just trees, birds, oceans. It is about managing people as well.

I’m from Diego Martin. REAL [ie, plenty] people from Diego! We were right off the Diego Martin Main Road. Past [the late calypsonian Lord Kitchener’s home and performance venue] Rainorama, top of a hill, overlooking the valley.

When people outside of Trinidad see my last name and then see my picture, they get very confused. I have a Chinese background on my father, Raul Poon Kong’s side. My mum is Donna. They’re still in Diego Martin. I have one younger sibling, Kimberly, in Toronto, about to move back to the Caribbean.


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Small Island Girl with a Big World Idea

My name is Nakita Poon Kong and I am an environmental manager.


It sounds like I manage THE environment — and I do. But the environment isn’t just trees, birds, oceans. It is about managing people as well.

I’m from Diego Martin. REAL [ie, plenty] people from Diego! We were right off the Diego Martin Main Road. Past [the late calypsonian Lord Kitchener’s home and performance venue] Rainorama, top of a hill, overlooking the valley.

When people outside of Trinidad see my last name and then see my picture, they get very confused. I have a Chinese background on my father, Raul Poon Kong’s side. My mum is Donna. They’re still in Diego Martin. I have one younger sibling, Kimberly, in Toronto, about to move back to the Caribbean.


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