Preston Mitchum is the Policy Research Analyst at the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE). In this role, Preston provides ongoing in-depth analysis of new data, policies, and programs within and across sexual and reproductive health and rights – including HIV/AIDS, maternal health, family planning, gender-based violence, and human rights. Prior to joining CHANGE, Preston was a judicial law clerk to Magistrate Judges S. Pamela Gray and Errol R. Arthur at the D.C. Superior Court, and was a Policy Analyst for LGBT and racial justice issues at the Center for American Progress (CAP) in Washington, D.C. Preston serves on the Boards of the Washington Bar Association-Young Lawyers Division and the Black Youth Project (BYP100) DC Chapter. He received his LL.M. in Law and Government from American University Washington College of Law and his writings have been published in The Atlantic, Huffington Post, Advocate.com, Ebony.com, theGrio, and other media outlets.