Dr. Mitchell has extensive experience working in education in Pakistan with the Aga Khan Educational Service, where he managed 180 schools with 1,200 employees serving 25,000 students in Gilgit Baltistan and Chitral. He also served as Senior Education Advisor with USAID for Education in Pakistan after 9/11. His undergraduate degree in physics is from Wheaton College, his Masters in Public Affairs was earned at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and his PhD in Geography was awarded by the University of Colorado, where he specialized in Environmental Health and Child Development in Developing Countries. Dr. Mitchell was raised in Pakistan, where his parents were missionaries. He met his wife, Kate, when they were both teaching in Pakistan. They have three children – Daniel, Iain, and Sarah. Dr. Mitchell is a lay elder in his church in Cary NC, where he lives and serves as President and Founder of the non-profit company, Concentric Development, Inc.