After 25 years sailing on vessels in the Merchant Marines, Jones-Higgins retired and became a port captain for the UN World Food Programme.
A World Imagined, A World Bettered

She went to sea to see the world. Helping others became her mission.

Maureen Jones-Higgins ’87, Port Captain-Logistics Officer for the Barbados hub of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), remembers the day she learned the organization won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.

“I was elated, what an incredible honor. It was a great boost for public awareness of the program,” she said. WFP was cited “for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas, and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict.”

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