Team Kaya

The Kaya Collaborative was founded by undergraduates at Brown and Harvard whose common interests inhabit the intersection of economic development, social entrepreneurship, design, and the Philippines. Get to know our team a little below, and don't hesitate to reach out!

Rexy Josh Dorado Rexy Josh Dorado

Chief Executive Officer

Mo Hy Mo Hy

Chief Creative Officer

Isabelle Yisak Isabelle Yisak

Chief Strategy Officer

Daniel Buenafe Griffith Daniel Buenafe Griffith

Fellowship Director

Michi Ferreol Michi Ferreol

Engagement Director

Samantha Ramsey Samantha Ramsey

Chief Engagement Officer

Moma Wilwayco Moma Wilwayco

Creative Associate

Amber Teng Amber Teng

Development Associate

Dindin Baniqued Dindin Baniqued

Regional Director, SF Bay Area

Jed Belaguas Jed Belaguas

Marketing Associate

Gabby Dee Gabby Dee

Engagement Associate

Special Thanks To… Special Thanks To…

our advisors & contributors.


Introducing our first class of Kaya Co. fellows.

This June, we’re sending emerging leaders from the Filipino diaspora to the Philippines for a summer internship, an exploration of Manila’s social sector, and a design process that seeks to bridge diaspora and development in the PH.  Learn more about their stories and contribute to our very first fellowship here!




7 May

The ties that bind: Empowering Fil-Am college students

What if student organizations primed our young leaders to think of themselves as transnational actors, capable of spurring change across oceans, and in genuine partnership with local communities? What if we led dialogue to bring the global communities around us into the fold? We can start small, with seeds of inspired determination sown here and […]

5 May

Agents of Exchange: Meet your fellows!

This summer, Aldric will be exploring these questions and more alongside Kalsada, an early stage venture that aims to advance grassroots economic development and environmental sustainability in the Philippines through the supply of quality coffee. And Gianina will be interning with Edukasyon.PH, a social enterprise that aims to connect Filipinos to higher education resources in the Philippines […]

20 February

With love: Filling up our Balikbayan Box

Kaya Co: Balikbayan Box from Rexy Josh Dorado on Vimeo. “Kaya ko” means “I can.” In the same spirit, Kaya Co. aims to activate communities and individuals in the Filipino diaspora as engines of social change in the Philippines. The term “balikbayan”, or “returnee”, is a popular one in Filipino culture, where 10% of the […]