Meet Our Scholars
Santa Monica College
Wells Fargo Scholarship Recipient
Mysterie Peña is a disabled, queer, non-binary, transgender man of mixed race. Born and raised in Los Angeles, to a Filipino, Mexican, and white family. In high school, he founded his school’s GSA and created a path for LGBT+ students to follow. Mysterie has become an advocate of LGBT+ people on his college campus. He founded the Gender-Sexuality Alliance at school and was President for two terms. Mysterie created his school’s first Pride Week, which now happens every year, with events like a Pride Cafe and LGBT+ People and P.O.C. in academia panel. Mysterie hopes to promote LGBT+ visibility in media and create an understanding of our issues.