Preston Mitchum is a Black queer attorney, writer, and public speaker. He brings more than seven years in both legal and policy experience to his role as the Director of Policy of URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity. In addition to his work at URGE, Preston is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center teaching LGBT Health Law and Policy and is the Co-Chair of the Board of Directors for Collective Action for Safe Spaces, a grassroots organization working towards non-carceral solutions to addressing gendered harassment and sexual assault in Washington, DC. Preston is an accomplished author publishing both scholarly work and social commentary for many outlets and law review journals including The Atlantic, MTV News, Think Progress, The Root, Slate.com, Huffington Post, William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law, Georgetown Journal of Law & Modern Critical Race Perspectives, North Carolina Central University School of Law’s Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Law Review, and others. He received his Bachelor of Arts, with honors, from Kent State University; his J.D., with honors, from North Carolina Central University School of Law; and his LL.M. in Law and Government from American University Washington College of Law.