Her Excellency was born on 22nd November, 1970 in Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.A. and lived in the U.S.A. and Canada for some seven years before relocating to Trinidad. She attended St. Brigid’s Girls’ R.C. and then Iere High School, both in Siparia, Trinidad. After graduating with nine Ordinary Level passes from the Caribbean Examinations Council, she migrated to Canada where she attended Cairine Wilson High School, Ottawa and then the University of Ottawa, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics.
After eleven years in Canada, Her Excellency returned to Trinidad and Tobago where she worked both at the Point Lisas Industrial Port Development Corporation (PLIPDECO) and the Small Business Development Corporation.
In 1997, Her Excellency married Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona and she is the mother of Christian, 12 and Anura, 10.