A passionate advocate for social and economic justice, Claire 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 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.
Ever since then, Claire has remained curious, seeking opportunities to both increase her knowledge about communications strategy and social justice, while continuing to speak out against injustices at every turn. Through her stint revitalizing her college newspaper as editor-in-chief, intellectually stimulating communications work at Burness Communications and Catholics for Choice, hands-on classes at Johns Hopkins University in political and digital communications, and giving back through meaningful volunteer experiences at organizations that share her progressive values, she constantly strives to learn and grow so she can best serve others and make real change in the world.