"Let us be, first and above all, kind, and then honest, and then let us never forget each other."
Rexy is a student staffer for the Social Innovation Initiative, where he plays part in expanding the scope, developing the image, and deepening the internal knowledge of SII’s work through web content, impact evaluation, and research on potential avenues of growth. Through these projects, he hopes to strengthen and create links of engagement and mutual empowerment between Brown students and the contexts (both local and global) in which they find themselves.
Rexy was born in Dumaguete City, Philippines, and moved to the Cleveland area in 2003. Now an undergraduate Economics concentrator, Rexy has explored his central interest in the distribution of opportunity through research with Brown’s Education and Brazilian Studies departments, along with The School Fund, a nonprofit that deals in education micro-philanthropy. Last summer, with the NGO Catalytic Communities in Rio de Janeiro, he wrote articles to relay the complexities that surrounded issues of civil mobilization, urbanization, and human rights across the city’s favelas, particularly in the context of Olympic development. And as the leader of Filipino Alliance and the communication coordinator for Student Language Exchange on campus, he has worked to open new channels for the exploration of cultural identity and the worlds of action and understanding that this opens.