About Us

Preston Mitchum

Policy Director

Preston is a Black queer attorney, advocate, and activist with a focus on the power of Black people, young people, and queer, trans, and nonbinary people. With nearly a decade of legal and policy experience, he develops reproductive health, rights, and justice policies and strategies as the policy director with URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity, a young people’s Reproductive Justice organization. Preston is an adjunct professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center and teaches LGBT Health Law & Policy. Preston serves as co-chair of the board of directors for Collective Action for Safe Spaces, and was the first openly LGBTQ chair of the Washington Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. He holds an LL.M. in law and government from American University Washington College of Law, a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from North Carolina Central University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts in political science, cum laude, from Kent State University. 

Preston uses he/him pronouns.