Brittnee Johnston (Blackfeet)

Research Analyst, Native Nations Institute, Udall Center

Brittnee Johnston (Blackfeet)

Research Analyst, Native Nations Institute, Udall Center

Britnee joined the Native Nations Institute as a research analyst in 2022. She brings 14 years of experience working in various research and communication roles, including for state and city governments in Utah. Through her work, she has conducted research on socioeconomic issues of intergenerational poverty, upward mobility through higher education, and maternal morbidity.

In 2021, Britnee was the principal researcher and author of the 10th annual report on intergenerational poverty for the Utah Intergenerational Welfare Reform Commission. In addition, she was recognized in a nationwide data competition by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for her analysis on the link between marginalizing behaviors and maternal morbidity by race and ethnicity. Britnee also specializes in the user experience of communicating data and produced interactive data visualizations for research projects at the Utah Data Research Center.

At the Utah Department of Workforce Services, Britnee served as a public information officer and worked as the agency’s communication liaison to the state’s Native nations. She presented in leadership meetings, coordinated requests, and managed communication of agency services in partnership with Utah’s Native nations.

Britnee is of Vietnamese, Blackfeet, Polish, and British descent. She holds a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Utah and a bachelor’s degree in communication from Utah Valley University. In her free time, she likes traveling, biking, and hiking with her husband, Mark, and her dog, Billie.

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