Claire has a great passion for working with youth to realize their study abroad dreams.
Before joining the Global Youth Advisors, she rebuilt the EducationUSA program at the U.S. Mission in South Africa after a period of dormancy in Johannesburg and Pretoria to one that had gained recognition in working with both financially needy and non-needy, high achieving students.
Most notably, the Fall 2015 cohort of 20 students who were awarded over $1 Million, in financial aid, for their first year of study. She worked directly for the U.S. mission from 2012 to 2018, before moving to Gqeberha, formerly Port Elizabeth.
Claire has a Bachelor’s in International Business from Ramapo College of New Jersey with concentrations in Global Studies and Management. She is a Dual-National of the U.S. and South Africa.
Since 2019, Claire has managed the EducationUSA Opportunity Fund Program through a cooperative agreement between the U.S. Mission and Protea Owl Foundation, an NPO aimed to assist youth with access to higher education. In addition, in 2021, Claire joined the network of Global Youth Advisors to help advise more South Africans about study and exchange opportunities abroad.
“Simple exchanges can break walls down between us, for when people come together and speak to one another and share a common experience, then their common humanity is revealed.”
– Barack Obama