Policy & Equity Specialist

Email: hchikoore@coloradoedinitiative.org
Office phone: 720-502-4704

Heather Chikoore is the Policy Director at the Colorado Education Initiative where she ensures CEI’s programmatic work is informed by federal and state policy and helps policymakers understand implementation successes and challenges. She also leads CEI’s diversity, equity, and inclusion work, to ensure both CEI’s internal culture and external strategy prioritize and reflect these values.

Heather previously worked as a Policy Specialist with the National Conference of State Legislatures, where she analyzed education policy trends among the 50 states and provided research and testimony to state legislatures. She has a Masters of Public Policy from the University of Denver.