Misty Oka

Executive Coordinator

Misty Oka serves as Executive Coordinator for Scott Budnick, the President and Founder of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC). Much like Budnick, Misty began her career in the film industry, graduating from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts in 2010, then working for Plan B Entertainment, the film production company of Brad Pitt, Jeremy Kleiner, and Dede Gardner, and Smokehouse Pictures, the film production company of George Clooney and Grant Heslov. Through activism and volunteer experiences, however, Misty discovered a passion for social justice and criminal justice reform that inspired her to dedicate herself full-time to the cause. 

Misty hails from Hawai’i and can most frequently be found leading creative writing classes in juvenile halls through InsideOUT Writers (IOW), mentoring, working with animal rescue organizations, eating her way through Los Angeles, and snuggling with her rescue pit bull.