Stacy Bernal is passionate about empowering individuals and organizations to live their biggest and most badass lives. She’s an outspoken advocate for diversity, equity, inclusion, and representation and she’s known to challenge the status quo on occasion. From once-a-bartender to now-a-board-member, she feels purposeful about sharing her message of triumph, inspiration, and overcoming odds. She has been featured on HuffPost, Thrive Global, Chicago Now, Scary Mommy, Autism Parenting Magazine, ideamensch, and HER Magazine. She recently published her first book, The Things We Don’t Talk About: A Memoir of Hardships, Healing, and Hope.
Stacy is the first-ever Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Manager for the Utah Jazz, as well as a TEDx speaker, author, and DEI Trainer at See Stacy Speak LLC. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Weber State University with a BA in Communication and earned a Certificate for Diversity & Inclusion from eCornell University. In September 2022 she was recognized by Utah Business and Living Color Utah as an Inspirational Leader and in November that same year, she won her election for the Ogden School Board, making her the first Filipina to serve in this role. In 2018, inspired by her neurodiverse son, she founded Awesome Autistic Ogden, an annual autism appreciation event turned community resource.
Stacy lives happily with her family and fur babies near the mountains, where she enjoys all the amazing outdoor recreation Ogden, UT has to offer like mountain biking, running marathons, triathlons, relay races, and ultra-marathons. She loves to travel and looks forward to many great adventures all over the world.