Mike Mitchell is a Lead Researcher on the State Fiscal Policy team. He worked at the Center for nearly eight years from 2013 to 2021 before leaving to serve as the Director of Policy and Research with the Groundwork Collaborative, an economic policy think tank. During his first stint with the Center, Mitchell worked as a Senior Policy Analyst with the State Fiscal Policy team, focusing on higher education, youth justice reform, and the linkages between state tax policy and white supremacy. He also served as the Program Director of the Center’s State Policy Fellowship and was the organization’s first Senior Director for Equity and Inclusion.
Mitchell graduated from the University of Connecticut with degrees in Economics and Political science and holds an MPA from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.