Preston Brightwell is a Dignity Index Field Director at the Kem C. Gardner Institute in collaboration with UNITE. His primary work is on the continued development of the Dignity Index, a model for analyzing public discourse with the goal to ease division, prevent violence, and solve problems. He currently serves as President/Chair of the Students for Dignity Founding Committee at the University of Utah.
Prior to this role, Preston completed several internships with state and local organizations, including the Governor’s Office of Utah, Colliers International, Vail Resorts Park City, and most recently as a student coder with the Dignity Index Pilot Project.
Preston holds a Master of Public Administration and B.S. in Political Science, both from the University of Utah.