Claire has over ten years of experience in Corporate and Foundation Relations, helping to build the fundraising programs of the Salk Institute, UC San Diego, the W. M. Keck Observatory, and most recently, Scripps Research. Prior to discovering her passion for philanthropy, Claire was an academic researcher and instructor who completed a PhD in the History of Architecture at the University of California Berkeley. She earned her AB in Comparative Literature and Architectural Studies from Brown University. Despite her humanities background, Claire has a life-long love of the biosciences. Claire is dedicated to community service, and she is a member of Women Give San Diego and the Jewish Family Service Behavioral Health Committee.