“My life is an open book. As a result of the experiences I have had I have learned the power of forgiveness,” she says. She understands and identifies with several particularly vulnerable groups.
Born in 1971 to parents Margaret and Wrelford Hector she has five blood related siblings and several other adopted siblings. She attended St. Rose’s Girls, Providence Girls and completed secondary education at St. Joseph’s Convent, Port of Spain. She also completed a course in events management at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business. She began her career at the Ministry of Works but used more of her natural talent during her stint at the Family Focus Broadcasting Network where she did on air radio work and marketing. Her current full time employment is with the non governmental organization that she founded “Is there Not a Cause” (ITNAC).
She is married and the mother of a precocious three year old girl. Her daughter was born with a kidney problem which has resulted in her functioning with one kidney. She is required to take her to the Miami children’s hospital for treatment every two years. Initially she took her for treatment for every six months. She can identify with parents who approach the Children’s Life Fund for help.
Much of her love of community work / mobilization she attributes to her mother Margaret Hector. She recalls assisting
her mother with her campaign when she ran in both local government and national elections on separate occasions. Her own passion for community work began with her experience in primary and secondary school working with the L’Anse Mitan after school programme. This programme’s wide remit allowed her to assist people in need of building supplies, were fire victims, victims of domestic violence, children in vacation day camps, children who were in need of back to school supplies. Through this experience she realized the power of working and mobilizing people.
“I have seen the positive impact one can have in community development at the ground level. I have been involved for decades, now I hope to bring to bear the resources of the state. I have been able to help many in Trinidad and Tobago and across the Caribbean. I want to achieve more for the people of Diego Martin West,” she says.
One cause that is particularly close to her heart is that of the plight of young people, many of whom are misinformed and misled. She is also concerned about squatter regularization in the constituency. The issues negatively affecting women, children and youth would also receive much of her attention.
According to Avonelle, “There is so much potential in Diego Martin West. I want to work with the constituency to ensure that it achieves its fullest potential.”