Claire was brought into the Yale community as a Program Coordinator in the International Development department. There she helped produce several events mostly abroad, and some locally. At the Poorvu Center Claire works closely with The McDougal Writing Fellows and The McDougal Graduate Teaching Fellows where she assists in all of their workshops and programs. Claire has an extensive background in non-profit development and event planning with organizations such as City Harvest, The Goodspeed Opera House and NPR. Claire attended American University as an American Studies major.