Mitchell Chen


Human Resources Manager

As part of the human resources team, Mitchell implements the Foundation’s talent strategy, particularly as it relates to current and future staffing needs, recruitment, retention, and succession planning. He also analyzes trends in compensation and benefits, and supports the implementation of compensation policy and programs.

Mitchell was most recently an operations associate supporting our executive vice president. Before coming to the Foundation, he served as the advancement and communications officer for the University of Washington (UW) Department of Biology, where he managed policies and procedures for a robust portfolio of endowments, advancement projects, and donor stewardship events. Previously, Mitchell worked with Solid Ground and with Asian Pacific Islander Americans for Civic Empowerment (APACE) to advance affordable housing and voter engagement initiatives.

Mitchell earned an MPA from the UW Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, as well as a BS in microbiology and biochemistry from the UW. In his free time, Mitchell enjoys exploring Seattle’s vibrant food scene with friends.