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Mita Beach

College of the Desert



Community College

David Kleiman Scholarship

Mita Beach is based in Palm Springs, California. They are a multi-ethnic, genderqueer person in a long time recovery. They are on a mission to make a difference by supporting people in taking ownership of their healthcare. Mita is re-educating themselves for a career in nursing.

One of Mita’s core values is building community; during their spare time, they volunteer at various events around the country to create safe educational and recreational spaces geared towards the queer, sober, and ritual body modification subsets of the community.

 Before starting their second career in health and wellness, Mita was involved in event production and logistics, including TED Talks, expos, conferences, and transformative spiritual body rituals.

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