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This Week We Feature Young Professional Quéyanna K. Guishard

This week’s Young Professional, Quéyanna K. Guishard, has catapulted herself to stratospheric heights at a very early age. Photo: Provided
Quéyanna has risen to her calling in working as an Intelligence Crime Analyst with the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). Photo: Provided
Quéyanna has risen to her calling in working as an Intelligence Crime Analyst with the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). Photo: Provided
Outside of her day job, Quéyanna said she also loves to travel and is an avid shoe shopper as well. Photo: Provided
Outside of her day job, Quéyanna said she also loves to travel and is an avid shoe shopper as well. Photo: Provided
By Ron M. Henry

Some among us are simply born to become high achievers and this week’s Young Professional can be counted as no different. With an immense sense of focus and determination, this week’s Young Professional, Quéyanna K. Guishard, has catapulted herself to stratospheric heights at a very early age.

A resident of East End, Quéyanna grew up as an only child under the watchful eyes of her mother and father attending Alexandrina Maduro Primary and later Elmore Stoutt High School. She then studied briefly at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) before moving to DeVry University in Atlanta.

She graduated as one of the youngest in the Atlanta area at age 20 years with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and immediately moved on to a graduate degree in the same field and later completing her Master’s degree by age 22.

Quéyanna has worked in several roles briefly including as a Clerical Officer and Professional Cadet but her most memorable role has been that of acting Personal Assistant in the Deputy Governor’s Office which she performed for just over a year.

She has described this as her most challenging and demanding role to date and said it offered an invaluable learning experience for her fledgling career as a young professional. Some of the critical lessons she took away from the post, Quéyanna said, included prioritising issues and remaining ahead of things.

Since that post, Quéyanna has risen to her calling in working as an Intelligence Crime Analyst with the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). Her influence, she disclosed, comes for her passion for deterring all levels of crime in the Territory and this is what largely led her in the pursuit of studies in Criminal Law.   

Our Young Professional said she loves her job and takes pleasure in performing her various functions. “I just wanted to do something where I would have a bit of a challenge and I could actually help and make a bit of a difference somewhere,” the young Analyst expressed.

Although it can be overwhelming at times and entails a lot of reading, Quéyanna remains steadfast at what she does. “It’s nothing like I’ve ever experienced at all,” she says of her role.

She now hopes to pursue computer studies at the local college which will eventually allow her to work in cybercrime as well.

Outside of her day job, Quéyanna  said she also loves to travel and is an avid shoe shopper as well. She hopes to one day become an entrepreneur in her own right as well by acquiring her own shoe store and car rental. She also has a passion for music and has played the clarinet, violin and piano. She now serves as a member of the Follow The Movement Group after being highly recommended by her former boss to the President of the Group.

Our Young Professional also expressed an intense passion for working with children and worked briefly at a Daycare Centre during her studies. “I really, really like kids and have the utmost respect for them because I respect their intelligence, their youth and their imagination…” she related. She hopes to someday also work in the Family and Juvenile Unit of the Force.

Quéyanna advises youths to never let finances be a deterrent to achieving their dreams, “Never let the money be the issue… I didn’t get a scholarship but I didn’t let that stop me,” she said, "I have fun but I work hard first."

46 Responses to “This Week We Feature Young Professional Quéyanna K. Guishard”

  • ... (07/03/2014, 08:32) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wow another great story congrats q
  • women rule the world (07/03/2014, 08:34) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    love to see my sisters moving on up..GO GIRL
  • RW (07/03/2014, 08:52) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yeah Queyanna. Good Stuff.
  • moon (07/03/2014, 09:01) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    You go girl!
  • yummy (07/03/2014, 10:01) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Wow she is beautiful - that's all I can say
  • great (07/03/2014, 10:07) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I love love loveeee this girllll!!!she is super cool and very smart! keep it going mama i'm so proud of you, muaahh
  • Washy (07/03/2014, 10:25) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats to my beautiful cousin, continue to shine and pursue what your heart desire. You are beautiful inside and out and i am happy that our community got the chance to witness a summary of the great things you have done and are planning to do. push on love! Cheers <3
    • QG (07/03/2014, 13:12) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Thank you my dear cousin. I appreciate the support dearly and I want continue encouraging you and all who have their backs against the wall to strive beyond your most insane ideas, thoughts and imaginations by making them a reality.

      Love you dearly.

  • Yayyy!!!! (07/03/2014, 11:15) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Omg.... pumpkin I'm so proud of you....
  • pat (07/03/2014, 11:30) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    She is good ppl lovin tis article vino good job queyanna
  • Whoa (07/03/2014, 11:36) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    WOW, Masters @ 22yrs old? DAMN!! Go girl! BVI, you can do it, she's a shining example. NO EXCUSES! All the best Q...
  • T (07/03/2014, 13:07) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations cuz. I am so proud of you. The sky is the limit!!!
  • Triple Threat (07/03/2014, 13:42) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    She's young, ambitious and beautiful...triple threat looks good on you girl! Now that's a boss movement. Kudos chiquita!
  • weed (07/03/2014, 13:54) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations Q on making the VINO going places girlfriend
  • CG (07/03/2014, 13:58) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    BEAUTY and BRAIN! complete package, I wonder if she is single. CONGRATS to VINO on this.
  • DRG (07/03/2014, 13:59) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    It' all Germans blood
  • DRG (07/03/2014, 14:11) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Just keep your head on.
  • Peaches (07/03/2014, 14:54) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    That's my girl. I am so proud of you, and to have had the opportunity to invest in you. Keep at it cause we have more ground to cover. I know you are build for it. Love you lots...
  • in the news (07/03/2014, 15:01) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yea yea Ms. Guishard you got it going on
  • Sexyslim (07/03/2014, 16:25) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    It gives me great pleasure to salute you again my one and only child. Long hours and days were my schedule for you as you journeyed through your higher school of learning. It was worth it. I am proud of your accompolishments, like any mother would be.
    To God be the glory and may he continue to bless you aboundantly, guard, guide and direct your path as you continue to excel in life.
    You are a gem, continue to always be mindful of others as your reward will be highly favoured.

    I Love you my Gem.
    • QG (07/03/2014, 16:51) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      Mommy, I remember the times I ran long tears expressing to you the challenges I faced while studying abroad. Those tears were the effect of long hours studying and hustling to make ends meet. It indeed was a challenge, however, because GOD had you as my mother, a mother with an unbreakable backbone, I was able to make it. Thank you for your unconditional and irrevocable support that you have afforded me over the years. Even though there are times we don't see eye to eye I don't end the day without telling you I love you. So mommy I say it for the world to know; I love you dearly and I thank GOD for a mommy like you. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
  • herbalist (07/03/2014, 18:16) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Most high showering you with all the blessings he had for you que keep up the good works!
  • press (08/03/2014, 12:46) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Vino I must say as I did before I continue to enjoy these features and look forward every Friday to see who is up next. Kudos to both VINO and Ms. Guishard
  • Byron (08/03/2014, 13:41) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Very impressive.
  • Pretty_Hustle (08/03/2014, 13:43) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations Sis! I am so proud of you and I hope that God continue to bless you with your achievements..As you would always tell me #Beauty & #Brains...Love you..!
  • surprise (08/03/2014, 14:21) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Never in my wildest dream, I would of taught this girl already holds a masters wow impressive. How do you do it without a scholarship rich family maybe? enlighten me please.
  • Kade (08/03/2014, 15:05) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Beautiful!! Simply beautiful inside out!!!! You're surely driven and on the way to higher levels of success!!! Keep up the good work babes!
  • e (08/03/2014, 18:35) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    That's so great
    Your such wonderful inspiring lady.
    Pretty inside out.
    Hope you inspire others in the community to be the same.

    But how far can you go ?? Only by trying you will know. Hope you keep on walking forward.

    Kindest Regards
  • The Georges (08/03/2014, 20:04) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wow, impressive! This is an inspiration to us all.congrats
  • LUDA (08/03/2014, 21:36) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Very impressive but they need to also let the public know that she can drive standard cars lol. i hope you all see how she does handle her JEEP lmao like a man. Anyway good job!
  • cat walk (09/03/2014, 08:47) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    God bless you girl you are on the highway to success
  • VG (10/03/2014, 11:02) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    You deserve this. Good job 'Q'. You are a humble and down-to-earth person. You are going to go far with qualities such as these. Continue to strive. love you. 'M' and 'L'.
  • QG (10/03/2014, 13:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thank you my VG family. Love you guys.
  • JH. (10/03/2014, 16:14) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am so proud of you QUEYANNA, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK and remember to always put God first.
    • QG (10/03/2014, 18:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Thank you my supportive cousin JH. I indeed appreciate the love that you and my entire Guishard-Hopkins family have shown me.... Love you all to pieces. <3 <3 <3
  • AA (10/03/2014, 20:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am very proud of you my great niece and your achivements. Keep up the good work. Alway put GOD first in every thing you do. Keep on trusting in Him and you will accomplish anything to set out to pursue. Love and bessings in Jesus name Que! Que!
  • virgin gorda (11/03/2014, 11:27) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is a big hit vino the girl got it going on
  • Kim (24/03/2014, 15:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Very good pick vino. I enjoy reading about careers that are different from the norm!!

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