Claire joined the HVA in November 2022 after a term with the Student Conservation Association Hudson Valley Corps, serving as Community Projects Assistant with Scenic Hudson, where she worked with the Parks and Community Engagement team to manage volunteers and coordinate events and public programming. She received her B.A. at Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, MA in 2018, and immediately began working with local food systems through farming and food service. Claire is part of the Watershed Conservation Team, with a focus on the Ten Mile River watershed, coordinating projects throughout Litchfield and Dutchess counties. She loves good food and the outdoors, and is a beekeeper, gardener, and avid hiker.