Mitchell earned her BFA in Painting in 2005 from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She returned to Mass Art to get a K-12art teaching certification in 2009 and her MFA in Interdisciplinary Art in 2014. When not in her art studio, Mitchell teaches art in John F. Kennedy HS in Mount Angel, OR, and plays violin in various musical groups in Portland, Oregon. Her work is in private collections and has been exhibited in various shows in Europe, Massachusetts and in Oregon. She lives in Portland, Oregon.