Claire was raised in a small town in Massachusetts. She comes to Georgetown after working for two years on the Judicial Strategy team at the Center for Reproductive Rights, where she supported the development of long-term strategies to expand protections for reproductive rights in the U.S. In her role, she assisted in the content development of internal and public-facing documents advancing original legal analysis, as well as the planning and execution of events intended to engage legal, academic, and progressive allies. She additionally conducted extensive research on state constitutional protections for access to reproductive health care, co-authored an article on the intersection of economic insecurity and access to abortion, and supported the coordination of amicus brief campaigns for two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Prior to joining the Center, Claire worked for two years as a Legal Assistant at a plaintiff-side litigation law firm in New York that specializes in gender and employment discrimination.
Claire received her B.A. in History from Brown University in 2016. She then moved to the U.K. and completed a Master’s degree in History at the University of Cambridge in 2017. Her dissertation there studied the involuntary sterilization of welfare recipients in the U.S., and the legal and grassroots advocacy that attempted to remedy the abuse.
While at Georgetown, Claire hopes to further develop her understanding of the relationship between the law and comprehensive reproductive and maternal health care. She is particularly interested in exploring policy development surrounding these issues. In her spare time, Claire likes to peruse bookstores, watch movies, and find ways to spend time with dogs.