A passionate advocate for social and economic justice and absolute communications nerd, Claire has over ten years of experience in non-profit communications (yes, it started in high school). In fact, she loves working in communications so much, she regularly volunteers and seeks out volunteer opportunities in the field after work hours.
Claire began her career as many other Type A personalities do: through a high school internship. After shadowing her hometown hospital’s Public Relations Director and taking on as many responsibilities and writing opportunities as the high school internship program would allow, she knew she had found her field. Claire's feminist “click” happened shortly after as she stood on stage as a MVP finalist at the FIRST Robotics Regional, and realized she was the only woman nominated for the award out of over 60 teams. She immediately began recruiting young girls to try their hand at engineering and computer science through a fun comic book series, articles in the local paper, and events with local Girl Scout troops.
During her time at Connecticut College, she continued to be intensely committed to both academics and extracurriculars, graduating cum laude in English and religious studies while serving on the student government executive board and running the college newspaper as Editor-in-Chief.
Since college Claire has remained curious, seeking opportunities to increase her knowledge about both communications strategy and social justice at every turn. Through intellectually stimulating communications work at Burness Communications and Catholics for Choice, hands-on classes at Johns Hopkins University, and giving back through meaningful volunteer work at organizations that share her progressive values, Claire constantly strives to learn and grow so she can make real social change.