Local teacher among TEDx speakers

Cayman educator Jason Nehra and clinical psychologist and wellness specialist Shannon Seymour, along with Karima Mariama-Arthur, founder and CEO of consulting firm WordSmithRapport, will be among the speakers at this summer’s TEDxSevenMileBeach event.  

Mr. Nehra, who started a new A-level physics program at Cayman Prep and High School, is now faculty head of science. A new A-level in marine science has been a particular success for his faculty, with students attaining “top of the world” grades on two occasions, according to a press release from organizers of the TEDx event. 

Ms. Seymour is a director and registered clinical psychologist at The Wellness Centre Ltd., a private provider of psychological services, mental health counseling and corporate wellness services in the Cayman Islands since 2004.  

She has worked in multiple areas in the field of clinical psychology, with experience in child and adolescent mental health, addictions and family violence. Most recently, she has been committed to increasing early identification and treatment for children with autism and related developmental disorders.  

Ms. Mariama-Arthur brings more than two decades of experience in law, business and academia to the field of professional development. She is recognized as an authority in adult education and professional development. She also enjoys helping young adults to increase self-confidence through coaching communication and leadership excellence. 

Under the theme “The Life of an Idea: Plant. Nourish. Harvest,” the nonprofit event is scheduled for June 10 at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort. 

Applications for those who would like to attend the conference are open until April 25. There will be a limited number of spaces reserved for students. 


Ms. Seymour


Ms. Mariama-Arthur


Mr. Nehra