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Mitch Hymowitz

Director of Development

Mitch Hymowitz is a queer, disabled, anti- racist, anti-Zionist Jewish, transgender man who is a people-first professional, born and raised in New York. Mitch received his Bachelor’s of Science in Communication Studies with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies from SUNY Oneonta, completed one year of a Master’s of Arts in Sexuality Studies at San Francisco State University, completed the Summer Institute on Sexuality at the Center for Research and Education on Gender and Sexuality in San Francisco, and is currently a Master’s in Public Administration candidate at Baruch College’s Marxe School of Public and International Affairs. He has been a queer and transgender competency trainer since 2010 and founded the PRISM Conference in 2013 to provide queer and trans students across the 65 SUNY colleges and universities the opportunity to connect, feel supported, seen, heard, and respected. Mitch has worked in the nonprofit sector since 2015 supporting youth in foster care, youth who have been incarcerated, mental health for youth, queer and trans folx, Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, and the rare disease community. Throughout those years, they wrote a queer and transgender competency curriculum for the state of California’s mental health system, facilitated a multiracial steering committee for a professional learning community entitled, ‘Understanding White Privilege and Engaging in New Directions’, and trained numerous organizations and school systems on transgender and queer competency. Currently, Mitch is the Director of Development for the Sylvia Rivera Law Project focused on partnerships, grants, sponsorships, and donor stewardship to ensure the work and legacy of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project perseveres and continues to grow. Mitch enjoys learning astrology, trivia nights, drag shows, painting, and relaxing at home with his spouse, two cats, and dog.

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