Claire graduated from Western Washington University in 2011 with a degree in economics and accounting. After seven years working in benefits and payroll, Claire came to UWS in the summer of 2019, bringing her accounting bent to the position of benefits specialist. Claire was promoted to HR generalist: benefits and compensation in Fall 2020 and has found her niche in reporting and data analysis for the department.
Outside of work, Claire enjoys anything outdoors – from snowboarding in the winter to rafting and backpacking in the summer. She is also an avid cook and baker and has made the wedding cakes for several friends.
Claire and her partner John live in Portland and love exploring all around the Northwest and the world. In a pre-COVID world, they enjoyed having friends over for sing-along dinner parties. They dream of someday buying property and raising goats.