Rebecca Rex

2nd year Public Humanities MA Student
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I am a reader, writer, and potter with an interest in how the humanities can be deployed to address social issues, and the philanthropic mechanisms that enable this process.  Having spent the greater portion of my career in cultural institutions, including the Preservation Society of Newport County, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Frick Collection and the Newport Art Museum, I also have a strong interest in issues around organizational strategy and mission effectiveness.  I’m privileged to have the opportunity to engage directly in this work as a trustee and board secretary of the Newport Art Museum.  I’m further privileged to work in Brown’s Office of Foundation Relations where I exercise my deep interest in philanthropy by working with faculty in the humanities and social sciences to develop proposals to private foundations for support of research and other academic initiatives.