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Research Analyst
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At the Improve Group, Claire exercises her diverse research, project management and community engagement skillsets to help organizations do their social mission work more effectively. Claire served as a leader in multiple nonprofits and managed several programs prior to her work as a researcher and evaluator. She has worked on a diversity of social and environmental issues in the US and in Ecuador, including transportation justice, health equity, and sustainable community food systems.

Brings to the Team

  • Skilled in qualitative research methods
  • Fieldwork and program experience in multiple diverse communities in the U.S. and Ecuador has given Claire experience connecting with people from various cultures and backgrounds (cross-cultural communication)
  • Strong report writing, public speaking and presentation skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Adept at engaging stakeholders
  • Group facilitation skills
  • Experience in community-based research
  • Interest in participatory design
  • Extensive experience in community outreach and engagement
  • Policy analysis skills  
  • Fluency in Spanish

Work Experience

  • The Improve Group, Research Analyst (2016-present)
  • Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, Food Justice Researcher (2016)
  • Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships, Researcher (2016)
  • Center for Urban and Regional Affairs placements at United Acres, Honor the Earth, and Hope Community, Research Assistant (2014-2016)
  • Minnesota Food Association, Researcher (2014)
  • Cycles for Change, Co-Executive Director (2011-2014)
  • Committee on US/Latin American Relations, Coordinator (2009-2011)
  • BikeIt, National Coordinator (2009-2010)
  • Ciclópolis Foundation, Coordinator of the Project Todas en Bici (2009)
  • Resource Center of the Americas, Worker’s Advocate (2006-2007)
  • Biciacción, Assistant at La Escuela de La Bici (2006)

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Macalester College
  • Master of Public Policy, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

Brings to the Community

  • Former Board member of the Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization (CANDO

Beyond the Bio

Claire enjoys running, gardening, biking (mountain, downhill and road), salsa/bachata/cumbia/merengue dancing and spending time outdoors. She’s also active in several environmental and social justice movements.