Trystan Reese

We Are The Changemakers Speaker Bio


About Trystan

Trystan Reese is an organizer and development professional living in Portland, OR. His background is in political organizing within the LGBT movement, including work with immigrants and asylum-seekers. He's worked as an organizer on more than a dozen ballot measure campaigns around the country, and has developed advanced leadership development trainings around issues affecting both trans communities and racial justice. He has served as Senior Organizer at the National LGBTQ Task Force, Development Director at Immigration Equality, and VP of Development and Communications at Camp Fire Columbia. He is also the Director of Beyond These Walls, a national support network for LGBT people who are incarcerated, and is the Associate Director at the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network. Trystan is gay, transgender, Canadian, vegetarian, and a parent.