A policy analyst and lawyer by training, Mitchell is FSP’s primary researcher and writer.

David Mitchell

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Our wonky, sarcastic, and detail-oriented researcher and writer. Also a Soylent-drinking pescatarian.

About David

● Senior Program Manager

As Associate Director for Policy and Market Solutions at the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program (FSP), David leads the team that is responsible for identifying, advancing, and building public- and private-sector leadership around FSP’s most promising policy, practice, and product ideas. He manages a growing portfolio of solutions that span FSP’s projects on both short- and long-term financial security, including solutions related to income volatility, retirement insecurity, and consumer debt. He previously served as FSP’s Senior Program Manager, researching and writing on the many financial challenges facing low- and moderate-income Americans. His work has been featured in the New York Times and his writing has appeared in The HillShelterforce, and The Washington Monthly. Prior to Aspen, David worked as a legislative aide to U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), handling health care and Social Security issues and working on the landmark health reform law that passed in 2010. He has also held positions with the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, the White House National Economic Council, the law firm Hogan Lovells, the Office of Management and Budget, Citizens for Tax Justice, and the National Association of Community Health Centers. He holds a BA in Political Science from Tufts University, an MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, and a JD from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was a Public Interest Law Scholar.


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