Claire (she/her) is from New Orleans, Louisiana, and has moved back to Colorado after over a decade living in different places across Tennessee and Virginia. She earned her B.A. from a small liberal arts college called Sewanee, and her M.Ed. from Vanderbilt. Claire despises mornings, but she gets out of bed to work because her passion is supporting students through challenges, academic and personal. Claire believes that there is no such thing as a dumb question, only the one you don’t ask, so ask her anything and everything. If you meet with Claire via Zoom, odds are high that her cat, Minerva (yes, Claire is a huge Harry Potter fan and will beat you in trivia), will crash the meeting. If you swing by Claire’s office on campus for a meeting or just to say hi (which she loves), you will likely find her sitting with bad posture, legs curled up, shoes off, and surrounded by plants (fake ones, so she can’t kill them).
When she is not at work, Claire can be found spending time with her retired parents, catching up with friends, fist-bumping her nephew via FaceTime (her niece can’t hold a phone yet), at anything arts related, trying to catch her breath on a hiking trail (she moved here from sea-level, it’s an adjustment), screaming WHO DAT to cheer on the New Orleans Saints, making lists, kickboxing, reading, cooking, and eating. Claire will never be seen pre-coffee, always wears at least SPF 50 even if she doesn’t leave the house, and will probably tell you what that bird was, even though you didn’t ask.