Claire has focused her career on the intersection of juvenile justice and education. After graduating from University of Virginia Law in 2011, Claire joined the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (“PDS”) as an Equal Justice Works Fellow. Through this two-year fellowship, sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, Claire provided post-disposition special education representation to youth ages 18–22 who had been placed in DC’s secure juvenile facility.
Prior to working at PDS, Claire received her Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University, majoring in government, sociology, and psychology. Claire earned her Masters in Teaching while serving as a corps member of Teach for America in Brooklyn, New York. She taught third and fourth grade at Excellence Boys Charter School, part of Uncommon Schools, Inc.
Claire is an attorney admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.