Sylvia Sobhraj was born and raised in Guyana, and immigrated to the United Kingdom in her early 20s. She studied at The Charingcross Group of Hospitals Nursing School, and earned her nursing certificate to practice nursing in the United Kingdom. She worked as a surgical nurse for a decade, in several hospitals in London, including St. Mary’s Hospital, the Lindo Wing, in Paddington, before moving with her husband, Jay, to the United Arab Emirates. Sylvia was a strong supporter of Jay in the early years of his career, and devoted herself to raising her two children, Zarah and Amir. Throughout their childhood, Sylvia placed an emphasis on their education, ensuring that it was a well-rounded education complete with musical instruction, exposure to sports, and various extra-curricular activities. Sylvia was an active member of the school system, participating in the parent-teacher association (PTA). Eventually, she became the president of the high school PTA from 2001-2003. During this time, she worked closely with the school administration, teachers, and parents to introduce new ideas, shape protocols, and be an active member of the community. In 2007 Jay and Sylvia unofficially formed The Jay and Sylvia Sobhraj Foundation, and officially registered it in 2018. Through the foundation, Sylvia has continued to share her commitment to education and providing educational resources to those less fortunate. Sylvia is married to her best friend, Jay, of 43 years. She is the proud mother of Zarah, Amir, Anurag, and Manisha, and grandmother to Niam and Naina. She can often be found gardening in her backyard, reading a book, and spending time with her grandchildren. She has a widely generous heart, and everyone who knows her love is simply blessed.