Katie Mitchell is a Virginia Beach native who now works and lives in Richmond Virginia as a Death Investigator for the Richmond Chief Medical Examiner’s Office. Katie is a 2013 graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University where she was a member of the National Criminal Justice Honor Society and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Forensic Science.
Katie is no stranger to adversity but has continuously overcome obstacles to become successful. She did not let her circumstances growing up dictate her future, instead she excelled academically, earned a full scholarship to college, and found a desire to help others achieve their dreams as well. As an active volunteer in her community and participant in the Miss America Organization as the current Miss Chesterfield 2015, Katiehas been given the opportunity to start her own Non-Profit Organization, Teens Without 2, which provides college scholarships to teens being raised in single parent households. As a guest speaker, mentor, and volunteer, Katie shares her success story with others in hopes of inspiring them and giving others courage to believe in themselves and their dreams.