Having worked with individuals and families who are struggling with their lives made Rico become more appreciative of what he has in life.
After graduating with a degree in Psychology back in the U.S., Rico started working with local youth refugees, families and at-risk youth. He realized how vulnerable individuals can be at times of crisis and how important it is to help individuals in crisis from a broader perspective — family.
Rico’s experience working for nonprofits overseas had prompted him to further his studies in the social work field upon his return to Hong Kong. After graduating with a Master degree in Social Work from the University of Hong Kong, Rico started getting involved in several youth mental health projects at the Medical School and has also worked as a social worker in a local school.
With a firm belief that everything can be resourceful, Rico is convinced that making good use of resources can help optimize social impact. By joining the ChickenSoup team, he hoped to bridge services for crisis families by helping them better scout and connect with available resources in the community.
As a big football fan, Rico enjoys playing and watching it. Lately he is trying to hit the gym more often (despite countless failures), in hopes that he could incorporate fitness into his daily routine. He also loves watching movies and listening to music, especially Jazz.