Mitchell Bates is the Director of The Stanford Fund, the undergraduate annual fund for Stanford University. He started in development as a student caller for Ruffalo Cody at UC Santa Cruz (go banana slugs!) where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science. After leaving Santa Cruz he worked as a National Account Manager for Yelp, before joining Stanford development in 2014. Mitchell also earned a Master’s of Science in Information Systems from the University of San Francisco, but he considers himself more of a banana slug than a Don, much to the frustration of USF development.