Michael Mitchell is Senior Director and Counselor, Equity and Inclusion at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. He leads the organization’s efforts to advance racial equity and inclusion in its policy analysis, internal operations, and work with external partners.
Mitchell previously served as a Senior Policy Analyst with the Center’s State Fiscal Policy team, where he focused on state higher education policy. He also co-authored “Advancing Racial Equity With State Tax Policy,” one of the Center’s foundational analyses examining issues of racial equity and public policy.
Michael has also served as Program Director for the State Policy Fellowship Program — a two-year Fellowship opportunity for recent recipients of master’s degrees designed to expand the range of voices weighing in on critical state budget and tax policy issues.
Mitchell holds a B.A. in economics and political science from the University of Connecticut and an MPA from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.