She was named after her grandmother and Cleopatra Borel was born on the east coast of Trinidad in the fishing community Plaisance Village, Mayaro. She is a respected and revered T&T Olympian. A female shot putter from Plaisance, Mayaro, Trinidad and Tobago and a 2014 Sportswoman of the Year Award recipient.
Borel is a graduate of Mayaro Government Primary School and a former attendee of Mayaro Composite School and Saint Stephen’s College, Princes Town, Trinidad.
In 2002 she graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with Bachelor’s degree in health psychology and pre-physical therapy and later pursued Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Virginia Tech.
She spoke to Izzso media about a number of issues including safety and security for girls and women. The importance of teaching boys and men respect and boundaries and how sport can be used as a tool for developing respect , communication and team work.