Mitchell, 26, graduated from Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose and earned a bachelor’s in philosophy from Georgetown University. He worked in sales at an insurance broker and a tech company. His time at Bellarmine Prep and Georgetown influenced his vocation to the Society of Jesus, as did retreats and Jesuit mentors, including Fr. Stephen Fields, SJ. Mitchell enjoys cooking, reading, history and biographies, and he has an interest in theology.