Claire is a junior earth and environmental science major at Furman University. Claire spent three years interning at Oak Ridge National Laboratory studying local biodiversity and ecosystem responses to climate change. She hopes to pursue a master's and PhD in ecosystem sciences and biogeochemistry, and work as a consultant for environmental policy makers. At Furman, Claire coordinates a first-year residential living-learning community with focuses in sustainability and poverty studies. Also a member of Furman’s Environmental Action Group, Claire collaborates with fellow classmates on sustainability initiatives throughout her campus community. Her bucket list includes learning sign language and visiting every national park.