Meghan Mitchum is an Associate at Catalyst Partners, analyzing science and technology trends in the public policy arena.
With an academic and professional background in homeland security and environmental policy, Ms. Mitchum aids Catalyst clients in navigating the dynamic and evolving science and technology landscape. With a particular interest in aviation, technology, entertainment, and higher education arenas, Ms. Mitchum works alongside Catalyst principals on business management across Catalyst’s diverse portfolio.
Ms. Mitchum analyzed water infrastructure, drought preparedness plans, and land issues with the White House Council on Environmental Quality while studying under the Demmer Scholars Program. Previously, she interned for the Society of American Foresters, creating a social media marketing strategy and helping plan the largest Forest Policy conference ever held in North America. Prior to her time in Washington, Ms. Mitchum ran an after-school program through Boy Scouts of America and advocated for students’ rights with the Association Students of Michigan State University’s Department of Governmental Affairs.
Ms. Mitchum studied at Yunnan University in Kunming and immersed herself in language and culture study with the U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship in Beijing. During her time in China, she researched China & Southeast Asia International Relations, Chinese markets, and environmental policy. She is conversationally proficient in Mandarin.
Ms. Mitchum graduated with honors from Michigan State University’s James Madison College of International Relations & Public Policy. She majored in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy and has minors in Mandarin and Science, Technology, the Environment and Public Policy. When she’s not earnestly monitoring Capitol Hill, she can be found horseback riding, polishing up on Chinese, and going for hikes.