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Heidi Prior

Research Associate

Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute


Heidi Prior is a research associate at the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute where she specializes in demographic research and data analysis.

Before joining the Gardner Institute, Heidi taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade at public and charter schools in Utah and Colorado. Her leadership work as a teacher focused on school reform, equity, and experiential learning. As a graduate student entering the field of public policy, Heidi pursued research in education policy and housing policy. She also completed internships at Utah Foundation and the Utah Education Policy Center.

Heidi holds a B.A. from Wheaton College and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Utah.