As an aspiring public health professional, Claire sought a way to “give of her herself” as she approaches graduation with her Master of Public Health degree in Infectious Disease Management, Intervention, and Community Practice from the University of Pittsburgh in May. She hopes to work at the intersection of faith and health and particularly mobilize religious and other faith leaders around the issue of vaccine hesitancy.
“My word for the year is GIVEN because no matter what the Lord calls me to in my vocation or career, I want to give of myself. When I learned of this organization, I knew this was the answer to my prayers of “Come Holy Spirit, give me opportunities to give of myself this year.” As I graduate in May, I believe interning with The GIVEN Institute is the perfect training and formation I need on how to best incorporate my beliefs and gifts into my new career.”
Claire is a graduate of West Chester University of Pennsylvania, where she majored in Public Health. During her college years, she was an active member of the Newman Center and a Leadership Consultant to Religious and Service organizations to name a few. Claire attended Catholic grade school and high school outside of Philadelphia, and she is a retired competitive Irish dancer. Presently, she is active in the vibrant, young adult community in Pittsburgh and leads the Newman Graduate Student Association’s Women’s bible study.