Rebecca Simiyu

RISE Program Coordinator - Vancouver


Rebecca was born in Kenya, raised in Switzerland and Winnipeg, and relocated to the Vancouver area in 2021 after graduating from the University of Manitoba where she studied Politics and Women’s and Gender Studies.

Rebecca has previous experience working with Apathy is Boring as a mentor for RISE in Winnipeg, as well as experience working in the photography field, which is one of her many hobbies. Other hobbies include playing guitar, running, listening to music, and learning about interior design.

“I’ve always admired what Apathy is Boring does and I feel extremely privileged to be here. Being in a leadership role is new to me but a challenge I am more than ready for. This position is a perfect medium where I get to put my skills and what I’ve learned in life and education to use and also have room to express my creativity.”