DOMIINCA- Tasia Floissac
Biography of Miss Tasia Floissac
Miss Carival Pageant 2016
Born to Delia Graham and David Floissac (deceased), I am Tasia Floissac from the quiet but charming community of Castle Comfort.
I was raised in the scenic and culturally rich village of Atkinson and so I fell in love with Dominica’s culture early on in my life. It was this love which led me to become a member of the Atkinson Cultural group.
While attending the Atkinson Primary School my passions for reading and public speaking were awakened. I continued my education at the Convent High School where I was strongly involved in school activities taking up several leadership roles. I was also an active member of the Joint Secondary Schools’ choir. It was here that my fervent interest in music and the performing arts was cultivated and I later became a member of the Sixth Form Sisserou Singers. I am still a member today and form part of the executive. I am also a member of the Sweet Harmony Choir at the Fatima Church in Newtown.
Furthering my education has always been foremost on my agenda so it was only natural for me to move on to the Dominica State College after high school. I obtained Associate’s degrees in Literature and Sociology and I also gained A-Level credentials in those fields. Always aiming to strike that balance between academics and extra-curricular activities, I was very active in the college’s student body activities, taking up leadership roles as the Vice President of the Student Government Association and President of the school’s glee club.
My early work experiences included teaching at Orion Academy, serving as a Customer Account Executive at BridgeVine Clear Harbor and news reporting at Government Information Service. Presently I am employed at the Dominica Broadcasting Corporation where I am immersed in the exciting world of journalism.
My dynamic and competitive nature forged the way to me gaining the title of National Miss Wob Dwiyet 2013 and in 2014, Reunion Queen in the Miss Loubiere Reunion Pageant.
Recognizing that my extended family has played a major role in my upbringing and success, as well as the family determines the success of our general society, I launched my social platform in April 2016 called FIRES: Families Influencing Resilient and Empowered Societies. It aims through different social projects to bring awareness and assistance as it relates to the family especially the extended family in Dominica with a focus on bridging the gap between younger and senior citizens of our communities. A group of forty volunteers, between the age of 16 and 27, called the ‘Queen’s Crew’ assist me to carry out such activities.
Whenever free time presents itself, I enjoy modeling, hiking, drawing, reading and participating in sporting events.
I appreciate the bonds of family, the simplicity of life and our country’s natural beauty. I believe in the importance of youth empowerment and encouraging youth to embrace their individuality as one of the critical keys to success and living fulfilled lives.