MYSTI IRWIN

Director of the RAYA Training Institute

Mysti has been leading impactful training programs and events and developing curriculum for over a decade. She is the previous director of Camp Wellstone, Advanced Campaign Management School, and Rootscamp for Wellstone Action (now Re:power). Mysti is committed to helping develop and center BIPOC leaders who champion progressive values and fights for as well as creates laws that affirm justice, equity and opportunities for everyone. She operates with a deep commitment to inclusive justice and being explicit about dismantling racism, sexism, corporate power, homophobia, transphobia, and all forms of oppression – while embracing that as a white person, this requires a lifetime of listening, learning and growth. Mysti graduated from Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota with a degree in Political Science and Women's Studies. She is also a documentary filmmaker and is passionate about using video as a medium for storytelling, education, and change-making. Mysti is currently based in Portland, OR where she is eating all the vegan food and spending as much time as possible in the woods.