Heather Salazar is the legislative and government affairs analyst at the RAND Corporation for veterans policy and the RAND Epstein Family Veterans Policy Research Institute. Prior to joining RAND, she worked for the Congressional Research Service, within the Library of Congress, as a veterans policy analyst.
Salazar is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Ohio University focusing on post-World War II U.S. military history, modern Latin American, and Caribbean history. She is writing her dissertation to complete her degree. She also has an M.A. from Norwich University and a B.A. in history and a B.S. in secondary education, both from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.