Michael Mouton (he/him) is a strategic communications professional with over a decade of experience working on Capitol Hill, serving as a strategic communications consultant, and leading the communications shop of a DC-based civil rights advocacy nonprofit.
A lifelong advocate for racial and social justice, Michael’s career choices and the passion that he brings to his work are informed by his lived experiences, encounters, and his family’s history with racial inequity. The product of a close-knit family, he grew up surrounded by a loving intergenerational extended family in Southwest Texas. Encouraged by his family, his enthusiasm for reading, consuming media and, later, critical perspectives blossomed into a love for the written word. Michael’s early interests led him to become the co-editor in chief of his high school newspaper, where he developed his layout and graphic design skills.
Michael graduated from Cornell University in 2010 with a B.A. and double major in Government and Sociology. While at Cornell, Michael served as president of the Cornell Democrats and worked on the staff for the student progressive publications Turn Left and the Cornell Progressive. He’s an ardent fan of standup comedy, literary fiction, and the His Dark Materials trilogy.