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British High Commission highlights Chevening scholar, Shanidi Chell-Urbina

Posted: Monday, August 15, 2022. 10:33 am CST.

By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: Today, the British High Commission in Belize highlighted Chevening Scholar, Shanidi Chell-Urbina.

Chevening is the UK government’s international scholarships and fellowships program. The program is funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO) and partner organizations.

Chell-Urbina is an Attorney-at-law from Orange Walk Town, “Sugar City”.

Shanidi has displayed leadership and academic abilities from a very young age, having served as student government president at Bishop Martin High School (BMHS) and graduated as valedictorian of the class of 2007.

 Shanidi then pursued an Associate Degree in Arts with a major in Economics and Sociology at Muffles Junior College.

Determined to pursue her legal career, Shanidi attended the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, where she obtained her Bachelor of Laws Degree with honors in 2013.

She then attained her Legal Education Certificate from Norman Manley Law School, graduating on the Principal’s Roll of Honour in 2015.

In 2018, the Department of Youth Services recognized her accomplishments and awarded her the Academic Excellence Award.

Shanidi began working as Crown Counsel at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in November 2015.

Shanidi is currently in charge of the Orange Walk Branch Office of the DPP’s Office, where she has shown dedication to her work as a prosecutor. Shanidi is a member of the Bar Association of Belize and served as Secretary to the BAB in 2019.

As a Chevening Scholar, Shanidi will pursue a Master of Laws (LLM) in Human Rights at University College London.


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