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Iris Stoner

Iris Stoner was born in New York, earned a BS from Cornell University and an MA in journalism from the University of Missouri, after which she moved to Beijing where she worked for the New China News Agency (Xinhua). Following that, she and her husband, Tad, (they married in Beijing) moved to Hong Kong, where they lived for 20 years, working in various journalism-related jobs and raising three children, who experienced a truly global upbringing highlighted by going to a school attended by children representing more than 100 nationalities.

The family moved to Cayman in 2005 to work at the Cayman Compass. Iris has also worked at the Cayman Observer; the Cayman Net News; The Write Stuff, a small news and feature service; and now the Cayman News Service. She speaks a bit of Mandarin picked up during her work and travels in China, and some Cantonese from her time in Hong Kong. There is some Spanish floating around in her brain as well.

Iris is the president of the Save Our Youth Foundation, a non-profit that works to empower Cayman's young people to be positive leaders, entrepreneurs, and law-abiding citizens who value themselves. In her spare time, she is learning to play the steel pan.



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