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Celebrating the next generation of leaders in our community

Education 05 Oct, 2023 Follow News

Joshua Martin

Marcos Bertran

Charlotte Hodkin

Christian Dyer

Jade Wilkinson

Stephanie Gunby

Anja van Genderen

Seven Dart Scholars completed their undergraduate and graduate studies this summer, achieving an impressive collection of degrees across a range of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines.

“It takes years of hard work and commitment to reach this level of academic excellence,” said Glenda McTaggart, senior manager education programmes at Dart. “Our goal is to help create Cayman’s next generation of business and community leaders and Joshua, Marcos, Jade, Christian, Anja, Stephane and Charlotte give me confidence that we are doing just that.”

With degrees in dentistry, biomedical engineering, economics, pathobiology, mathematics and statistics, biochemistry and mechanical and electrical engineering – these young Caymanian scholars have earned a doctorate, four master’s and two undergraduate degrees between them:

Dr Joshua Martin 

King’s College London, UK 

BDS. Bachelor Degree of Dentistry

Marcos Bertran 

Imperial College London, UK

MEng. Biomedical Engineering

Charlotte Hodkin

University of Bath, UK

MEng (Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

Christian Dyer

Northwestern University, USA


Jade Wilkinson 

Vassar College, USA 

Mathematics & Statistics and Economics

Stephanie Gunby

Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, CAN

MSc Pathobiology

Anja van Genderen

Uppsala University, Sweden

MSc. Biochemistry

 “We wish all our Dart Scholars every success for the next stage of their academic and professional journeys,” said McTaggart.

Dr Martin has started his dental foundations training with the NHS (National Health Services) in London, England, Anja hopes to start her PhD in biochemistry in Uppsala, Sweden later this year, Jade is working at KPMG here in Grand Cayman before moving to work in their Chicago office later this year and Stephanie is working with the stoney coral tissue loss disease team at the Department of Environment.

The remainder of the graduates are taking some well-deserved time off before embarking on the next stages of their academic and professional journeys.

About Dart Scholars:

Each year, Dart awards scholarships to noteworthy high school and university students - providing them with financial assistance, mentorship opportunities, educational enrichment and meaningful work experience. The foundation of Dart’s education programmes is the Dart family’s philosophy of promoting education and fostering academic excellence in the STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Dart believes that STEM subjects are the fundamental building blocks for both academic and career success. For more information on Dart Scholar visit https://www.dart.ky/about/dart-scholar/

About Dart:

Dart is a global investment company founded by visionary investor and entrepreneur Ken Dart. Based in the Cayman Islands, Dart oversees a global portfolio with operating businesses in multiple industries, including real estate development, finance, retail, hospitality and entertainment. As the largest private investor and employer in the Cayman Islands, Dart focuses its community development efforts on education, youth development and the environment. For more information visit https://dart.ky .

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