Heather A. Hunt

Social Sciences Research Associate

(919) 445-0182
122 323 W. Barbee Chapel Road (Annex)


Heather is a research associate with the NC Poverty Research Fund. As such, she studies and documents the many facets of poverty and inequality in North Carolina. Her area of specialty is the intersection of law, economic development and policy. Previously, Heather was the assistant director of the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity. Prior to that, she was a fellow with the UNC Center for Civil Rights. She has a BA from Columbia College in New York, and a law degree and a master’s in planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


  • M.C.R.P, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2002)
  • B.A., Columbia College of Columbia University (1988)

Selected Publications

The Price of Poverty in North Carolina's Juvenile Justice System (H. Hunt and G. Nichol), N.C. POVERTY RESEARCH FUND (Spring 2021).
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