Brendien Mitchell is a Senior, Political Science and Economics double major at Howard University in Washington, DC. A native of Ocala, FL, he has been an active member of the NAACP since the age of 10, traveling the country advocating for civil rights. He has represented the NAACP before thousands from the steps of the United States Supreme Court in favor of the Voting Rights Act to the platforms of the Sanford Police Department for Justice for Trayvon Martin. Brendien proudly represents the NAACP’s young voices in the mighty Southeast Region 5.
Additionally, Brendien is the President of the Florida State Conference NAACP Youth and College Division, President of the Howard University Student Association, and an alumni of the Young People For fellowship. Brendien has also worked for the Andrew Goodman Foundation and served as a legislative intern in the office of United States Senator Bill Nelson. As the new leader of the 11,000 person student body on one of the nation’s most historic and socially active campuses, he hopes to combine his talents in grassroots organizing, which he gained from the NAACP, with his experiences in student leadership to be an advocate for equality and opportunity.