Born and raised in Washington, DC, Claire started sailing at the age of 8 and has continued to develop her skills ever since. Claire worked as a camp counselor and sailing instructor in Maine in 2016 and 2017 before taking a gap year with Seamester. Claire now attends the University of San Diego where she is majoring in Environmental Science with minors in Leadership and Environmental Policy. As a guide in her university’s outdoors program and a sailing instructor at the local aquatic center, Claire spends most of her free time outdoors, either on the water or in the mountains backpacking and camping. She is a 200-ton IYT Yachtmaster and PADI Divemaster.