Rex Simmons

Graduate Student
MA Cohort 2022


Rex Simmons (he/him) is originally from Ypsilanti, Michigan, and is a current candidate for a Master’s in Global Studies. After receiving his BA in Environmental Studies and East Asian Studies from Oberlin College, Rex worked and interned at environmental non-profits and in international education before attending UCSB. His research focusses on the supply chain of minerals necessary for a global transition to green energy, and the potential human rights and environmental consequences of decarbonization. In his free time, Rex can be found writing and recording music, hiking, or cooking elaborate meals.