Dr. Fletcher-Paul holds a Bachelor of Science degree, First Class Honours, in Agriculture from the University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad, and a Ph.D. in Biometrics and Plant Science from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. She has over thirty years of experience working in the agriculture sector, mainly across Latin America and the Caribbean but also in South-East Asia and East Africa.

In the Caribbean, she has worked with the Agricultural Development Bank, the University of the West Indies, the Interamerican Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture (in Trinidad and Costa Rica), the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute in St Lucia, and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Italy, Barbados, Guyana and Trinidad, and Tobago. Her most recent position at FAO was Subregional Coordinator for the Caribbean. On retirement from the FAO in 2018, Dr. Fletcher-Paul returned to the Faculty of Food and Agriculture of UWI where she currently serves as a lecturer in Biometrics.