Emily Mitchum joined the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) as a development intern in June 2020. In this role, she assists the development team by identifying and researching prospects for FFAR’s scientific programs.

Prior to joining FFAR, Mitchum worked as a public policy intern for the National Association for Biomedical Research (NABR), where she monitored and analyzed legislation affecting the scientific research community. While at NABR, she developed an interest in nonprofit development and health policy.

Mitchum previously worked as a fundraising intern for Fulkerson Kennedy and Company, a political fundraising consulting firm. She additionally interned for Congressman Donald Norcross (D-NJ), researching and analyzing economic policy, such as the Raise the Wage Act.

Mitchum will graduate from American University in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in economics and interdisciplinary studies: communications, legal institutions, economics and government, as well as a minor in public health. She earned a competitive merit award upon attending American University and is expected to graduate with summa cum laude distinction. After graduation, Mitchum intends to pursue a master’s degree in economics, with a focus on regional development and health policy.

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