Mitchell joined the staff at the Mary and Frances Youth Center in November 2013 and is responsible for coordinating the discovery program and youth program quality intervention (YPQI). She works with departments, faculty and staff across campus to provide rising middle school students with an enriching summer experience through career exploration in discovery. She also manages the annual implementation of the YPQI quality improvement process for out-of-school-time service providers across the region.
Before arriving at VCU, Mitchell gained more than seven years of experience in youth development organizations in Richmond. From working directly with youth and fundraising, to managing youth data and serving as a director, she has experience at many different levels of youth programming.