Neish McLean is a trans masculine activist with local, regional and international experience in trans advocacy. He enjoys proposal writing, program development and movement building and takes a holistic approach to trans activism. As the Executive Director and Co-Founder of TransWave Jamaica he is responsible for the organization’s overall strategy, development and impact. He also serves as Vice-Chair of the United Caribbean Trans Network, the Regional Coordinator for the Caribbean for Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide (TvT). He is also a member of the the Grant Making Panel of the International Trans Fund and sits on the International Advisory Board of Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice. He is employed to OutRight Action International as their Caribbean Program Officer. He holds a BSc. in Psychology which helps in his work as a human rights defender while using his lived reality as a trans person to inform his advocacy. He also holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Sports Management. He is a sports and fitness enthusiast.