Philomena graduated with honours from New York University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences with a concentration in Media Studies. In 2007, she earned her master’s in Global Affairs from the same university.
Philomena began her career in media in 1991 as a radio reporter. Within four years, she was reporting for both radio and television and continued to do so until 1998 when she became News Producer for the Barbados based Caribbean Broadcasting Union, now Caribbean Media Corporation. Over the years, Philomena also added print and digital journalism to her industry experience and has penned articles for Hard Beat Communications and Business BVI.
Since 2008, Philomena has focused more on the public relations side of the industry serving as Information Officer in the Office of the Premier, PR and Communications Manager at international law firm, Harneys and most recently as the Information and Education Manager for the Department of Disaster Management.
As the Communications Specialist for the Financial Services Implementation Unit, Philomena is responsible for executing all relevant communications functions including the planning, designing, implementation, monitoring and updating of all media platforms utilised by the unit.