Heather Exner-Pirot is the Managing Editor of the Arctic Yearbook. She is a Board member with the Saskatchewan Indigenous Economic Development Network, The Arctic Institute, and the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation. She is a member of the GlobalArctic Mission Council and former chair of the Canadian Northern Studies Trust. She has previously held positions at the University of Saskatchewan, the International Centre for Northern Governance and Development and the University of the Arctic, and completed her doctoral degree in political science at the University of Calgary in 2011.
Her current research interests include Indigenous and northern economic development.