Micah Mitchell (he/they) serves as a policy fellow for the ACLU of Ohio in the Columbus office. In this role, Micah works with coalition partners and community stakeholders to advance LGBTQIA+ and reproductive justice in Ohio.
Prior to joining the ACLU of Ohio, Micah worked as a graduate research associate at the Ohio State University College of Social Work. During this time, Micah researched racial disparities within the criminal legal system for youth and adults, in addition to HIV diagnosis, treatment, and prevention disparities. His work has been published in the journals of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, Addictive Behaviors, and Children, and is under review for the journal of Qualitative Health Research. Before his time at Ohio State, Micah worked in various positions within the criminal legal system for 6 years, informing his decision to leave the field and pursue social justice advocacy.
Micah earned a Master of Social Work degree from the Ohio State University in 2023, a Master of Science in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati in 2018, and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice in 2014. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, photography, and spending time with loved ones.