Shannon Simonsen is a research coordinator at the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute where she supports the research agenda of the economic and public policy team.
Before joining the Institute, Shannon worked as an executive assistant and special projects coordinator at the Utah Governor’s Office. She serves as the co-chair of Utah’s Complete Count Committee for the 2020 Census. During her time at the governor’s office, she served as executive assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff and Education Advisor and the chief coordinator for the Governor’s Education Excellence Commission.
She holds a B.A. in Sociology and a certificate in museum studies from Utah State University.