What do you get when you put a super talented and legal mind together? You get the one and only Rexy Rolle. Rexy is a licensed attorney but her recent venture into the music industry as a recording artist has everyone talking and her new journey has even been recognized by Forbes. Do you have a career goal in becoming a lawyer or music artist? Well we have the scoop on everything you need to know, read on!
1. Why did you choose your profession?
I knew I wanted to practice law when I was younger, but I wasn’t sure which type of law I’d focus on. When my parents ventured to start an airline in 2000 I witnessed both the triumphs and the trials. As time progressed, and certainly by the time I started law school it was clear to me that I needed to bring value and help where it was needed at Western Air, so that steered my career. My focus on aviation and business law became an operational asset almost immediately.
2. What is the favorite part of your job?
I love a good flow and I truly enjoy working collectively with my team to provide one thing: quality, consistent service to our customers.
3. What is the most difficult part of your job?
Sometimes tough decisions are required on the spot where not everyone wins in that moment. Being responsible for how those choices unfold is difficult but it’s a part of the territory.
4. Who is your mentor (if any)? We read that you were recently inspired by businesswoman and artist Rihanna regarding your music career.
Cheesy to say, but my parents. I learn a lot of practical tips from them, sprinkled in with life lessons.
5. Best piece of advice for someone pursuing your field?
The aviation industry is large in scope, with many professions tucked away in each sector. Some of those professions are not as known or popular to the general public. I would say, get well versed on the various paths within the field. This field (like most) is also recommendation heavy, we trust the people we have proven business with, so get involved in some capacity early on to connect, whether that’s through clubs, internship, mentoring opportunities, etc.
6. If you have not chosen this profession would have you chosen instead? We see that you recently have ventured into music and you have recorded three singles as a new recording artist and that making music and being a lawyer seem different but are actually alike in the sense you have to know how to finesse words to get your point across.
I would’ve probably done something in Communications/ Entertainment, perhaps a television anchor/ host. Growing up I never wanted to be just one thing. The music journey is fairly new for me, and it requires me building and being consistent with putting out music and really building a base.
7. Favorite designer?
Too many to name. But for work I tend to like quite a bit of Ted Baker. Generally it’s all about the fit and whether I do a double take. I usually shop very fast and only stop if it catches my eye.
8. Favorite makeup brand?
Fenty Beauty! My makeup bag is pretty diverse, with numerous brands. But it’s a plus to support talented black business women (like Rihanna) and that’s easy to do when the products are great.
9. Favorite hair care?
My hair is natural and I wear a lot of protective styles, so keeping my hair moisturized is very important. Argan oil, coconut oils, Shea Moisture shampoo and conditioners are also go-yo hair care products for me.
10. Favorite skin brand?
Recently I’ve been using a few Elta products, mainly tinted facial sunscreen.
11. If you could only choose 5 items to put in your purse everyday, what would they be?
Passport, credit card, press powder for touch ups, phone and lip gloss!
12. Anything you would like our readers to know that you are supporting, selling or creating?
To stay connected, join me on Instagram @rexyrolle and I recently started a new vlog on Youtube @Rexy* (My music is also there!) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsR1uCWYBVarBuNnu_slseQ
University of Ottawa – Bachelors Joint Honors in Political Science & Communication
Lynn University- Masters in Communications & Mass Media
Thomas Jefferson School of Law- Juris Doctorate
Certifications or Licenses/Memberships/Awards
Member of California State Bar and District of Columbia Bar (licensed to practice), Top 25 Most Influential Women in Business- Bahamas (Professional Services Awards), Trailblazer Award- Business (Jaby Awards)