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Michael Mitchell

Senior Policy Analyst
Program Director, State Policy Fellowship Program


Michael Mitchell is a Senior Policy Analyst with the Center’s State Fiscal Policy division, where he focuses on criminal and juvenile justice reform and reinvestment as well as state higher education funding and affordability.

He is also the Program Director for the State Policy Fellowship Program — a two-year Fellowship opportunity for recently graduated Masters students interested in conducting research and analyses on critical state budget and tax policy issues.

Prior to joining the Center, Mitchell was himself a State Policy Fellow for the Washington State Budget & Policy Center, where he conducted research on state taxes and borrowing, the effects of budget cuts on communities of color, and the impacts of the recession on young adults.

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

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