Mitchell focuses on providing training and support to users of iMapInvasives, New York's collaborative invasive species database. He works with a variety of individuals and organizations ranging from community scientists and the general public to natural resource professionals in order to promote iMapInvasives and its use as the centralized invasive species database and reporting tool in NY.
Mitchell received his M.S. in Natural Resources from the University of New Hampshire studying the biogeography of terrestrial invasive plants, and a B.A. in Biology and Studio Art from the University of Vermont. His professional interests include science communication, community science, Geographic Information Systems, invasive species biology, and quantitative ecology.