Dr. Gale T C Rigobert was born in the village of Micoud to Andrew ‘Rigo’ Rigobert, an agriculturist and farmer and Veronica Rigobert, a popular local teacher. Dr. Rigobert received her primary schooling in Micoud before attending the St. Joseph’s Convent. Upon her graduation she pursued her tertiary education at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College. Thereafter, she taught for two years at the Corinth Secondary School before moving to Trinidad & Tobago in 1993 to read for a first degree in Government at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine, graduating with First Class Honours. In 1996, she was awarded a Swiss Scholarship which allowed her to pursue a post graduate Diploma in International Relations at the Institute of International Relations at St. Augustine. It was within that period she won a national Cambridge Commonwealth Scholarship which afforded her the distinguished opportunity to pursue a Masters of Philosophy in International Relations at the University of Cambridge, where she was awarded the title of Sir Patrick Sheehy Scholar.
In 2002 she returned to the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine where she lectured in Government and International Relations. She has also lectured at the University of Sussex in England, Anton de Kom University in Suriname and has participated in conferences in the Caribbean, Latin America, North America, the Middle East and Europe covering diverse topics such as Globalization, empowerment of women, technology and development in small island states, Foreign Policy and Security in a new era. Dr. Rigobert is the author of several publications centered around the theme of Information Communication Technologies and Development.
Dr. Rigobert was recently sworn in to the Upper Chamber of the Parliament of Saint Lucia. Prior to her senatorial appointment, she served as Advisor, National Development in the Ministry of Finance, Economic Affairs and National Development.
As long as she can remember, Gale Rigobert has had a keen interest in active politics. She is now running as a candidate for the Micoud North constituency. Once elected, she will work together with the people of her home constituency to enhance their living conditions and life chances.