Claire is a mom, an educator, and a passionate advocate for women and children’s health. Born in Houston and raised in Fort Worth, Claire has lived on the north side of San Antonio for the past seven years with her husband of ten years, Rich, their two daughters, and two retired greyhounds.
Claire first ran for Texas State House in 2018, and since that time has remained active in her community, supporting the large influx of asylum seekers traveling through San Antonio, continuing her work in women’s and infant health, and encouraging other women and people of color to run for office.
Claire has worked as a curriculum designer in adult education for over 15 years in higher education and professional settings, specializing in the design of technology-enabled learning solutions. Supporting clients, including Georgetown University and various government agencies, she has worked with a wide range of content areas, including health care, online security, privacy, and national security. Claire is proud to work for an organization committed to and founded with the mission of serving Veterans and vulnerable populations, and improving their access to health care.
Claire is an accredited volunteer Breastfeeding Counselor and serves on the Board of Directors of Breastfeeding USA. She also serves on the immigration response committee of the San Antonio Mennonite Church and enjoys volunteering at her daughters’ schools.
Claire received her MEd in Instructional Design from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and a BA in Latin American Studies from The George Washington University.