August 22, 2017
On Wednesday August 16, 2017 the BRANE Lab came in to work to receive the devastating news of our cherished friend and colleague, Avery Devell Mitchell’s passing. We continue to struggle with this new reality, but we feel to not share what made him so special to us would be a disservice. Avery was passionate, supportive, vivacious, and overall a truly good human being.
No matter the length of time you knew Avery, you spent every minute of it laughing or passionately discussing topics of the world today. He had a unique and ambitious drive to make a difference in this world and he spent every waking moment dedicated to that mission and yet still had the energy and time to encourage and support the rest of us AND enjoy his own life. Avery’s approach to life, his career, and his mission to help others (socially or professionally) will continue to be an inspiration to the rest of us as we strive to replicate his passion and selflessness in our own lives. Though, we would all much rather have our friend back, we will continue moving forward honoring his memory in any way we can.
The BRANE Lab misses you, Avery. We’ll do our best to make you proud.