Headshot of Claire Stoscheck
Senior Consultant
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, Senior Consultant (2017-present)
  • The Improve Group, Research Analyst (2016-2017)
  • 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)


  • 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.