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Meet This Harvard-Trained Surgeon and Entrepreneur Who Came From Poverty in Jamaica

Dr. Kingsley R. Chin was born in the tiny seaside town of Buff Bay, Jamaica to a single teenage mother, Loleta L. Blythe, and was the eldest of four children.

Recognizing his situation early in life, he focused on developing his athletic talents across multiple sports while being diligent at academics. It was important for him to set goals that could help him get ahead in life and to have contingency plans.

He excelled as a student-athlete and was rewarded with a starting position at center forward on the Jamaica Junior National Soccer Team in international competition. He got the exposure and the break he needed to leave Jamaica whena he was recruited to play varsity soccer at the then #1 ranked Columbia University in New York City. He took advantage of this opportunity to graduate with a dual degree in engineering and mathematics, hold membership in the prestigious Eta Kappa Nu electrical engineering honor society, serve as elected senior class president, and become Ivy-League Player of the Year in varsity soccer.

In 2017, Chin sat down with the late Ian Boyne to talk about his life journey. Here is what he had to say;

Dr. Chin is a Harvard trained orthopedic spine surgeon with business and information technology experience who sees a niche opportunity where medicine, business and information technology meet. He is driven to help others achieve their greatest level of success.

Source: Prove Yourself Institute

Born and raised in Freeport Bahamas, I am a lover of Caribbean life and all things equal. I believe that someday, the Caribbean will come together as one nation

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