Shannon Spurlock

Senior Researcher, Public Policy and Practice Uptake 

Shannon Spurlock joined the Pacific Institute in 2022 as a Senior Researcher — Public Policy & Practice Uptake. She develops and implements strategies for advancing policies and practices on priority topics for the organization, with a focus on scaling the integration of approaches with multiple benefits into public policy and planning. 

Prior to joining the Pacific Institute, Shannon ran a consulting business, where her projects included researching interagency collaboration among water utilities for the purpose of scaling water reuse and overseeing the development of a web-based tool that compared ratepayers’ water rates across regions and utilities for the purpose of demonstrating affordability or lack thereof. Additionally, Shannon has extensive community-driven food systems experience and has led policy change at the local and state level. 

Shannon holds a B.A. from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a Master of Nonprofit Management from Regis University.