Tami Pyfer is the Chief of Staff and Project Director for UNITE. Prior to joining UNITE, Tami was the Education Policy Advisor to former Utah Governor Gary Herbert where she was involved in state level policy development, coalition building, and stakeholder engagement. Tami held local and state elected office for 12 years, during which time she was actively involved in numerous civic, community, and nonprofit organizations. Tami’s professional training is in early childhood and K-12 Special Education for students with severe disabilities. She worked as a clinical instructor at Utah State University teaching teacher- preparation coursework and supervising student teachers.