As the daughter of a Barbadian Methodist Minister, Ms. Fry grew up all over the Caribbean. Due to the nature of her father’s work, Ms. Fry was exposed to people of varying class, race, and cultural practice. Born in Jamaica, she lived briefly in Antigua, but raised in The Bahamas, and after high school, her family moved to Barbados. She worked in photography and children’s ministries for three years then moved to the United States to attend a small liberal arts college in Central PA.
During the summer breaks, Ms. Fry returned to Barbados and was employed by National Insurance – the equivalent of America’s Social Security Administration. Post-graduation, she worked in the treatment unit of a county prison for many years before taking a position in PA State Government with the Refugee Resettlement Program. She has worked in the capacity of de facto refugee health coordinator for three years; trying to raise awareness of refugee health disparities in the State, and improve communication between medical staff and refugee service providers.
Ms. Fry currently resides in Central PA with her husband and two children.