Assistant Director, Center for Social Measurement and Evaluation
Claire serves as an Assistant Director for the Center for Social Measurement and Evaluation. Claire attended Texas A&M University where she earned her bachelor’s degree studying effective methods and practices for positive youth development. While at A&M, Claire participated in the Bush School of Government’s Advanced International Affairs program where she gained an appreciation for public policy and nonprofit development. Prior to joining CHILDREN AT RISK, Claire spent two years with Living Water International structuring and executing their college development campaign, providing global access to clean water. She is currently pursuing a dual Master of Social Work and Master of Public Policy degree at the University of Houston.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
I always wanted to be a horse trainer (and sometimes still do). The Horse Whisperer was for sure one of my favorite movies for a period of time…Something about the size and sensitivity of horses amazed me as a little girl, and I always wanted to be around them.
What was your favorite book as a child?
Any and all of the Ramona Quimby books, especially Ramona the Brave…I was a super curious kid with a pretty big imagination, and Ramona was that adventurous friend we all wanted.
What is your dream for Texas children?
To know their lives matter and that those lives are worth fighting for.