Misty Eyez

2023-2024 Aqua Scholar

Misty Eyez (she/her) is a transgender trailblazer, thought leader, and keynote speaker who is transforming minds and sparking change. With her unapologetic social activism and mind-expanding storytelling, Misty has a unique ability to gently nudge attendees out of their comfort zones. Through her inspiring words, she empowers individuals to embrace their authentic selves and fosters workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion. Attendees leave Misty’s talks feeling inspired and enlightened, without ever feeling judged or talked down to. She truly has a gift for opening minds and hearts in the most compassionate and impactful way. Join Misty in the fight for equality and a better tomorrow as she helps organizations understand and challenge their biases and systemic problems.

Embarking on a transformative journey, Misty’s evolution as a passionate advocate for self-improvement and community welfare led her to shift her focus from entertainment to social services. This pivotal transition was driven by her resolute commitment to amplifying the voices of marginalized individuals and expanding her own horizons through education. Her entry into SunServe in 2015 marked a significant turning point as she played a pivotal role in conceptualizing and launching the LGBTQ Diversity Equity and Inclusion Proficiency Training Program. Simultaneously, she assumed the role of a case manager for transgender clients, effectively bridging connections to critical resources including biomedical prevention, mental health counseling, and essential services. This unwavering dedication propelled her ascent to directorship over three crucial departments: Education and Training, Transgender Services, and Women’s Services.

Vanessa Kania