Election Year: 2021
Election Constituency: United States of America
Scholar Status: Scholar in Residence
Rhodes Identifier: New York & 2021
Brian Reyes, Bronx, is a senior at Yale University studying history. A first-generation college student and the son of Dominican immigrants, he has combined an interest in equitable public policy with a grounding in community work. He has served as a longtime staff member at Yale's Latinx cultural center, as the co-president of the Dominican Students Association, and as an organizer for Connecticut Students for a Dream, a state-wide organization led by undocumented youth. He has undertaken various research projects on the history of race and late 20th-century capitalism as a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, and helped craft a state policy agenda for 2021 at the anti-poverty organization Prosperity Now. At Oxford, he hopes to pursue an MPhil in comparative social policy.