Mitchell Foster, staff

Mitchell graduated with a Masters in Public Administration and a Gender Studies Certificate from California State University, Chico and earned their bachelor's in Business Administration from University of St. La Salle in the Philippines. They started their career in student affairs as a Graduate Assistant for Residence Life at Chico State and transitioned to full-time position as a Coordinator for Residence Education at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville where they worked for two years. They are a co-chair of the Multiracial Network (MRN) which is an active coalition of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) that focuses on multiracial research and visibility. Mitchell identifies as bi-racial and non-binary and goes by they/them/siya pronouns. Their research interests include Filipino-American and Asian American topics, transnational mixed-API experience and gender non-conformity/queerness in the pre-colonial context and as it relates to decolonization. In their current line of work, Mitchell utilizes vulnerability and courage as tools for community-building and creating a sense of belonging within their staff and on-campus communities.