Fraser  Nelson
  • Adjunct Instructor, Management Department


  • BA, History and Political Science, Duke University
  • MA, Human Development, St. Mary's University


Fraser Nelson is Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Sorenson Impact Cetner, where she facilitates social impact and innovation projects throughout the United States. Prior to joining Sorenson, she served as the first Director of Data and Innovation for Salt Lake County Mayor's Office, where she led the successful launch of two Pay for Success initiatives.

Fraser founded and was the CEO of the Community Foundation of Utah, growing the Foundation from an idea to a national leader in innovative philanthropy. She also worked as the CEO of the State of Utah's Disability Law Center for over a decade. She holds a B.A. from Duke University and an M.A. from St. Mary’s University. 

She holds degrees in Medieval History and Political Science from Duke University, a MA in Human Development from St. Mary’s University and was a Social Innovation Fellow at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.